• Released
  • August 2, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Documentary
  • 59 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Astronauts travel to one of Jupiter's moons in search of life.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13 | For for sci-fi action and peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Smart sci-fi thriller can be intense, terrifying.
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