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Like its hero, Ender’s Game relies on brains more than brute force. An absorbing portrait of Lord Of The Flies-style morality housed in imaginative sci-fi casing. Read full review
An impressive, thought-provoking astro-adventure that benefits from the biggest screen available. Read full review
This starfighter-recruit blockbuster is refreshingly idea-driven. Read full review
It falters once the actual war begins: Ben Kingsley shows up as a Maori warrior with the weirdest imaginable accent, the final battle is uninvolving, and there’s an unconvincing upbeat coda. Ender’s Game ends up being fitfully engaging and endearingly odd. Read full review
If only adapter-director Gavin Hood's movie had been tempered with craft and care and wasn't such a blunt instrument, one that seems designed as a delivery system for CGI derring-do instead of the heartbreaker it should be. Read full review
The movie's apocalyptic finale indicates that it's bitten off considerably more than it can chew in terms of ideas, but it looks good, and the story rattles along. Read full review
As a mainstream sci-fi film, this enjoyable, occasionally poignant effort too often feels messy in the wrong ways. Read full review
Sure, it’s good-looking, cautionary and clever enough. But there’s not much in this “Game” that you’d call thrilling or fun. Read full review
It admirably avoids many of the pitfalls of adapting this book, but seems to have lost some of the life and pace as well. Read full review
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