• Released
  • August 2, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Documentary
80

The Dissolve

By Aisha Harris
Cordero and screenwriter Philip Gelatt demonstrate a deft understanding of how to handle a found-footage narrative without making it too familiar.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
The basic story has been told many times before, but it’s intriguingly retold by screenwriter Philip Gelatt and director Sebastian Cordero in this low-budget, bare-bones rendering of a familiar theme.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The sights are gorgeous—a seamless mix of archival imagery and impressively rendered digital views of our galaxy—and the science is, to layman’s eyes and ears, more than credible.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
While Europa Report does quite well dramatically without breaking any new ground, its great strength is how striking it is visually and the stratagems it employs to make itself memorable.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Director Cordero manages the not-bad trick of generating suspense while keeping the overall tone cool and collected.
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75

RogerEbert.com

The beauty of Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero's film is the simplicity of its approach.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
A quiet, modest chamber piece more like "Moon" than "Star Wars."
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
The real treat here is the science, not the fiction. The film’s sleek aesthetic was developed in consultation with NASA about what such a mission would actually require, and look like as viewed on surveillance cameras.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Meticulously crafted by Ecuadorian helmer Sebastian Cordero and his team, this futuristic tale of astronauts searching for signs of life near Jupiter was ostensibly shot using cameras positioned aboard their spacecraft; their video diaries have been cannily reassembled into something coherent and genuinely compelling on their own low-key terms, if a touch over-earnest at times.
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40

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Simply put, the care and thoughtfulness that goes into footage-faking has not been applied to the film's script or structure.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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