90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The best science fiction tells stories about people in extraordinary environments or situations that serve to open up the vast, still largely unexplored terrain of the human heart. Mike Cahill's Another Earth is science fiction at its best.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Another Earth proves compellingly that science, intellect and emotion can coexist in mesmerizing synchronicity on the big screen.
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80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
More than anything, though, Another Earth is an impressive calling card for Brit Marling, who wrote and produced the movie with Cahill, a classmate from Georgetown University. Marling also steals the movie as Rhoda Williams.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Another Earth has heft - emotionally, intellectually.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Another Earth offers imagination and provocation to spare.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This small-scale film has more outsize ideas than it could possibly manage. Yet Mike Cahill's debut feature exerts a gravitational pull out of proportion to its size through powerful performances, a lyrical spirit, a succession of arresting images and a depth of conviction that sweeps logic aside.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Another Earth is being sold as an indie sci-fi drama, but that does both the movie and its proper audience a disservice. This muted story of atonement, forgiveness, and parallel universes is more of an extended metaphor - a work of earnest poetry rather than science.
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55

Movieline

By S.T. Vanairsdale
Ultimately just another less-accomplished entry in the booming cinema of catharsis, your average gorgeous-teen-astrophysicist-meets-schlubby-bereft-composer-whose-family-she-wiped-out-in-a-drunk-driving-accident-on-the-night-they-discovered-another-planet tale.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
In its most touching moments, the film achieves a kind of sad and waltzing rhythm all its own. In its least, it's precious and plodding; the metaphoric link between grief and housework drags like a mop on a bathroom floor.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of-
a-car-crash movies.
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66 out of 100
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