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Jupiter Ascending (2015) Synopsis
A young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to end the Queen's reign.
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By Alonso Duralde
Who cares if the story is occasionally impenetrable or if some gags land with a thud when the thrills and the eye candy keep coming at such...
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By Drew McWeeny
Fast, frequently teetering on the cusp of the ridiculous, and eye-poppingly pretty, Jupiter Ascending is a wicked slice of entertainment,...
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Total Film

Both visually and in the action stakes, Jupiter Ascending could give pretty much any space movie a run for its money.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A film very much of its moment, in ways both good and bad. But the important thing is that its virtues are extraordinary, while its flaws...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A beautiful muddle.
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By James Berardinelli
Jupiter Ascending feels like a truncated, Cliffs Notes version of something that might have worked a lot better as a mini-series. Two hours...
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Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
This is one mad mess from start to finish... But the sheer ambition is impossible to ignore, and the sense of fun is infectious: you may...
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It’s all very chaotic and entertaining, like a bizarre cult sci-fi TV show that somehow survived a threat of mid-season cancellation.
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By Peter Debruge
While the Wachowskis have always put their greatest emphasis on aesthetics, they allow the visual impulse to get the best of them here,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The sci-fi film's reported $175 million budget must have gone largely into loopy production design, wild costumes, outlandish hairstyles...
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Jupiter Atrocious.

By mavram
I went to an early screening today. There are no effective words for movies so bad they belong in the hall of shame for worst and most painful movies to watch of all time. The best part of this movie...

True Sci Fi

By jbrow29
Very much a fun movie, full of action sequences. No lack of special effects. Highly recommend for Sci Fi fans. The movie has a deep subplot but for all its complexities the director was able to knit...

good, but could be better.

By altwav
Good concept, a little underdeveloped. Crazy scope of story as expected from this duo, but with so much unexplained back story, I would imagine it's easy for the casual movie goer to be very confused...


By yesimadingleberry
very cool movie lots of action super cool...

Jupiter Ascending

By hulk8277
with Channing Tatum, its got to be a good movie!...

Fun but weak

By Tough Crowd
The special effects and action scenes were fun but in some cases drawn out, whereas the explanatory plot seamed rushed. It felt like this should have been either two movies or one 3 hour movie to...

This was" Beautiful and Amazing " :)

By tsmith9163
don't listen to the stuffy was a feast for the eyes and loads of action with time for a love intrest...go see it if you love sci-fi as I won't regret it! I loved it!!!! 2...

Beauty... Stunning... Crap

By dorkshady
Jupiter Ascending is the most beautiful, visually stunning piece of incomprehensible crap. It's gorgeous to look at, but it's dialogue is mind-numbing....

Jupiter REALLY???

By tws4068y
One of the shallowest, most poorly designed movies in recent memory. The dialogue was unintelligible about 50% of the time such that any theme continuity was lost. But then there didn't seem to be...

(***** + *)/2 = ***

By rustybeth99
Visually stunning and dramatic, so five stars. But the story telling lacked detail and depth, so only one there.. There were lovely moments you could see characters that were crying out for a...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence, Sequences of Sci-fi Action, Some Suggestive Content and Partial Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Laughably bad but slick-looking sci-fi epic.
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