Event Horizon
Event Horizon (1997)

In this sci-fi/horror scarefest, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill) is a scientist who has designed a spacecraft called Event Horizon which will explore the outer reaches of space past the planet Neptune; the ship employs a special transport… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 15, 1997
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Keyes

If I were a psychologist hired to analyze the people who made this, I would conclude that everyone involved needed to take their inner child out back and shoot it.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

You look at Event Horizon as you would something that fell out of someone's nose.

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Steve Biodrowski

Paul Anderson shoots things to look cool, but he has no grasp on how to modulate the visuals to carry the audience into the deepening nightmare of the plot.

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Gregory Weinkauf

Where's the application form for the job where you get paid to rip off the lamer and more bombastic aspects of Barker, Kubrick and Scott? I'm sorry I missed that notice.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a tremendously entertaining, flat-out disturbing horror effort that boasts a number of justifiably indelible sequences...

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Paul W.S. Anderson's outer space horror Event Horizon is an example of a potentially great and complex idea given a simplistic and ultimately ridiculous execution.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Eschewing the predictable plotting and happy endings of recent big-budget sci-fi productions, Event Horizon emerges as a truly twisted, nightmarish summer shocker.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

High-tech ghost story takes a grip until credibility goes into orbit.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's disheartening to see how quickly this movie degenerates from an intriguing premise into an absurd gore-a-thon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Sam Neil shines in this. I think this an extremely underrated movie. Its awesome thriller horror flick
Kevin M. Williams
Boo! In space. No, wait, it's all in yer mind. Oy. Disappointing.
Christopher Heim
A great sci-fi horror flick (essentially a haunted house movie in space with a little bit of Hellraiser) that was sadly under-appreciated when it first came… More
Film Crazy
A fast moving potential movie, turns into a waste of time. Delivers nothing to the passive audiences!
Carlos Magalh„es
A lousy and unimaginative mix of Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, The Shining, Hellraiser and more - and if being a ragbag like this doesn't give you… More
Jens S.
When you're trying to deliver horror in space you have to live with being compared to the original Alien film, the landmark movie of the genre. So you take… More