Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Cordero and screenwriter Philip Gelatt demonstrate a deft understanding of how to handle a found-footage narrative without making it too familiar. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
Director Cordero manages the not-bad trick of generating suspense while keeping the overall tone cool and collected. Read full review
The beauty of Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero's film is the simplicity of its approach. Read full review
A quiet, modest chamber piece more like "Moon" than "Star Wars."
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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. Read full review
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. Read full review
Simply put, the care and thoughtfulness that goes into footage-faking has not been applied to the film's script or structure. Read full review
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