Life (2017)

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Life is just thrilling, well-acted, and capably filmed enough to overcome an overall inability to add new wrinkles to the trapped-in-space genre.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

The movie reduces its fear factor to simple suspense that's not insignificant but is pretty insubstantial.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Life has cool effects, real suspense and a sweet twist. It ain't rocket science, but it does what it does well -- even, one might say, with a kind of genius.

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Jaime Fa de Lucas

... the film itself has no flavor. [Full review in Spanish]

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James Berardinelli

Those who have seen Alien will have a pretty good idea what's coming, at least to a point. Once things reach that point, however, all bets are off.

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Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's Alien for short attention spans, Arrival for non-pacifists, with some remnant of ambition toward something headier. On that count, it falls short, but as a final-girl structured horror film, it has plenty of imaginative moments.

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Toby Woollaston
New Zealand Herald

It's just an okay film that fell out of my brain soon after I left the theatre.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Here is a story that knows how to put the nihilism in the vast nothingness of space. If you're into that sort of thing.

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Brian Lowry

Life... a taut, suspenseful thriller that's more enjoyable the less you think about it.

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Hugo Hernández Valdivia

... the film flows between lightness - and hope - and the heaviness of misfortune. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Filled with awful dialogue and completely devoid of tension, this cheap copy of Alien is a waste of time that has nothing to offer but an incredible amount of… More
KJ Proulx
It seems as though the science fiction genre has run its course nowadays. Aside from Ridley Scott returning to the Alien franchise or great thought-provoking… More
Christian C
If you've seen "Alien", you've pretty much seen "Life". Still, it's got a heck of an ending and it seems a bit more… More
Mark Hobin
Life is an intense, heart-pounding saga that never lets up. The production design is dazzling. The opening scene, an uninterrupted nearly 7-minute take, is a… More
Kevin M. Williams
Waiting for a good sci-fi anymore gets to be like waiting for a cup of water in hell. And this film is not going to allieviate the thirst. Why? Because, instead… More
Dann Michalski
Frightening and full of suspense, Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller. The story follows the crew of the International Space Station as they study specimens… More