• Released
  • November 1, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 5,675 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: An unusually gifted youth is selected for advanced training to defend Earth against alien invaders.

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Critic Ratings

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80

Total Film

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...
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
An impressive, thought-provoking astro-adventure that benefits from the biggest screen available.
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60

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
This starfighter-recruit blockbuster is refreshingly idea-driven.
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60

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
It falters once the actual war begins: Ben Kingsley shows up as a Maori warrior with the weirdest imaginable accent, the final battle is...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
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...
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58

The Playlist

As a mainstream sci-fi film, this enjoyable, occasionally poignant effort too often feels messy in the wrong ways.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Sure, it’s good-looking, cautionary and clever enough. But there’s not much in this “Game” that you’d call thrilling or fun.
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40

Empire

By Helen O'Hara
It admirably avoids many of the pitfalls of adapting this book, but seems to have lost some of the life and pace as well.
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A great one!

By duvebf
I have watched so many movies this year and this one ranks right on top. It is a great movie I think may have slipped through the cracks a little but deserves great reviews. From start to finish I...

great action scifi movie

By coolgoffical
loved it what is there not to like about this movie it is amamzing one of the best films of the year...

It was ok

By griffinula
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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, some violence and sci-fi action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
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