Pandorum (2009)

Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it might prove somewhat satisfying for devout sci-fi fans, Pandorum's bloated, derivative plot ultimately leaves it drifting in space.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from 'The Descent'.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A grizzled Quaid and an intense Foster do their best to keep straight faces, but this is not an effort likely to figure prominently on their resumes.

Shaun Davis

Well-paced and boasting impressive production design and a decidedly gloomy atmosphere, but execution, no matter how efficient, is no match for originality.

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Michelle Orange
L.A. Weekly

The script's twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

As always, Foster sells the hell out of his role but non-sci-fi fans may well themselves be driven mad long before the end.

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Matt Neal
The Standard

[Pandorum] might seem like a potentially cool movie, but unfortunately the key word is "potentially".

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

According to the press notes, pandorum means "Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome"; whatever that is, by the end of the movie I was convinced I had caught it.

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

The sort of thing that makes you wish you were playing a video game instead.

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Perri Nemiroff

It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I thought this was a solid alien sci fi movie. A little of Alien, a litttle Event Horizon, a little Resident Evil . .good stuff to me. While it may not be that… More
Stuart Brooks
Not scary, which is a big problem for a film that is trying to be a sci fi horror
Dean King
A very decent Sci/Fi, thriller effort.....first time can say that in a long time! A very good atmospheric film with plenty of action. Starts well the middle is… More
Sergio Garcia
I just saw this movie,and for some stupid reason I like it. Yeah! The story isn't good, the acting is not so bad, and again FX are like made in 1980. But… More
Film Crazy
Huge sci fi fan and although this movie doesn't make you sick with excitement, it is at best an average sci fi that is enjoyable and doesn't bore you… More
xGary Xx
Two of the flight crew of the deep space colonisation ship Elysium wake from hibernation with no memory of their mission and find their ship derelict and… More