75

Boston Globe

Pandorum is a dark, disquieting dream worth watching out for.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Handsomely mounted, emotionally involving sci-fi movies don't often show up in the darkened galaxies of our theatre chains. So Alvart's English-language debut is definitely a film you want to catch on the big screen. Just don't sit too close, lest you end up with a dose of pandorum.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

How brazenly can one film rip off "Alien," "I Am Legend," and, somewhat oddly, "The Poseidon Adventure"?
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40

L.A. Weekly

Director Christian Alvart clearly attended horror’s new paint-shaker school of direction (motto: shaky = scary!), but the script’s twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Claustrophobic, tedious sci-fi thriller.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
According to the press notes, pandorum means “Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome”; whatever that is, by the end of the movie I was convinced I had caught it.
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30

Los Angeles Times

Keeps its audience in the dark -- literally and figuratively -- far too long to be of much use besides as a patience-trying exercise in reference spotting.
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20

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
This is hackwork of the highest order, lacking in all poetry and barely comprehensible aurally or visually.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The movie soon turns into only a production-designed run-and-chase game, and our curiosity about what happened to Earth and the crew is teased and teased again until the movie’s big letdown of a reveal.
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0

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
In all fairness, the sheer, overwhelming mediocrity of everything about Pandorum – Travis Milloy's hackneyed, ultra-derivative script, Alvart's plodding pacing and dull direction, even the eventual crimson tide of gore that duly arrives just in time to keep audience members over the age of 13 from dozing off – may well constitute a new breed of horror: In space, no one can hear you snore.
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28 out of 100
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