Vesper

critic Reviews

, 90% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • More visually impressive than narratively engaging, Vesper rewards patient viewers with immersive world-building and intelligent ideas.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David EhrlichindieWire
    A dramatically uneven but imaginatively vivid feat of post-apocalyptic world-building that flips the script on so many other stories like it.
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    Tasha RobinsonPolygon
    For a small indie sci-fi movie, the special effects are stunning, and the world is incredibly well-realized.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    Vesper commands viewers’ attention because of its exceptionally well-realized costume, sound, and production design, as well as some well-utilized, Cronenberg-icky creature and special effects.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Eric FranciscoInverse
    Vesper is a compelling cautionary tale about our precious ecosystem where the eye-pleasing scenery isn’t gorgeous for its pristine looks, but tragically beautiful in its rotting textures.


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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    The movie isn’t exactly a rosy portrait of the world to come; but it has a warm, bright spark of hope.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    Vesper paints a dark future with flair enough to give audiences hope, both for a world gone to seed, and for indie filmmaking.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedHammer to Nail
    Both melancholy and hopeful, filled with the aura and promise of the evening star alluded to by the title, "Vesper" proves that big ideas can be delivered with limited means. The universe may be a disaster, but at least we still have imagination.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... deliberately paced yet rewards patience with a multilayered cautionary tale about our depleting natural resources that’s meticulously detailed and finds hope amid the desolation.
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    Alexander HarrisonScreen Rant
    Two elements — the design-driven worldbuilding and Vesper’s development — keep viewers engaged, but they have to overcome a few weaknesses to do so.


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    Sarah LahueBust Magazine
    Vesper takes well-worn dystopian young-adult tropes and makes them new again -- or at least more compelling than they seem on paper -- through its sheer plausibility, an immersive atmosphere, and strong performances.
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