The Space Between Us
The Space Between Us (2017)

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
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17%
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57%

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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Space Between Us strands its star-crossed young lovers in a mind-numbingly vast expanse of shameless cheese that will send all but the most forgiving viewers eye-rolling for the exits.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Won't come close to troubling your heartstrings, let alone the space between your ears.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Every once in a while a movie proves to be truly inexplicable. Not because of the plot, or why the characters do what they do, but because of an ineffable idiocy that can't be explained by conventional lapses of judgment, ambition or competence.

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Mario P. Székely
Siete24.mx

Good idea. Badly executed. The film doesn't know to decide if it wants to be a love story, or the search for a son by its father. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

By the time you get to the money shot of two lovers kissing in zero gravity, you'll either be deep in this movie's pocket or have fallen into a diabetic coma.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The Space Between Us attempts to take young love to literally new heights before crash-landing into an earthbound hash of schmaltzy clichés and romantic absurdities.

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Rain Jokinen
SFist

[Director] Peter Chelsom ( ... ) keeps the movie firmly grounded in maudlin mediocrity.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

A sci-fi-tinged heap of sentimentality.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

As the token adults, Carla Gugino looks concerned, which is understandable, and Gary Oldman shouts a lot, possibly to keep himself awake.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

It's a tough task blending teen romance with sci-fi, but director Peter Chelsom concocts a pretty good hybrid in a film that delivers some enjoyable high-concept story ideas while turning the trusty fish-out-of-water convention up to 11.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Not cheese, but a kind of waxy, yellow build-up that could be referred to as cheese. Nonsensical, and not ashamed of it. Two of my favorite actors are in this… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
There is something great about The Space Between Us, but the fact how it focuses more on romance than what it actually is kills the purpose of why this film… More
KJ Proulx
Yet another film has come along that surprises with some solid trailers (even if they were a bit cheesy) and completely bites the bullet as a film itself. Not… More
Jacob Smith
The only thing that stands out in this film is NASA having more money and resources than Matt Damon had in The Martian and the primary plot device being… More