Pandorum Synopsis
Two astronauts (Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster) discover a terrifying reality after awakening, disoriented, aboard a seemingly abandoned spaceship.
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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

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

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Director Christian Alvart clearly attended horror’s new paint-shaker school of direction (motto: shaky = scary!), but the script’s twisty,...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
In all fairness, the sheer, overwhelming mediocrity of everything about Pandorum – Travis Milloy's hackneyed, ultra-derivative script,...
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PANDORUM - a serious case of red herrings. Grade: B-plus. (Based on a advance VIP press preview that was projected onto the silver screen at a theater)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Thurs. Sept. 24. Pandorum's run-time is 108-minutes. This high-quality production was tightly-scripted with plenty of suspense and chair-gripping action. Although I wished that the characters...

Tons of Fun!

By vertigo1061
Was great. From start to finish, an excellent combo of suspense, sci-fi, action, and some fun gore :)...

Never trust fan reviews..except mine

By The_Next_Ebert
Pandorum was a well made, exhilirating, suspenseful sci-fi thriller. I read an earlier review that mentioned something to the extent of "I usually like scary movies but this one sucked." Well...

Pandorum is a must see if you appreciate the genre

By xanawolf
I am not going to go into detail about the plot; I don't want to ruin it for you if you don't know anything about the film. I am 35 years old, and my wife and I are fans of all things science...

Not your father's remake of Alien

By Spartacus2000
Two astronauts awaken one after another in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It is pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is coming from around the room...

One of the better 3 Sci-Fi flicks of 2009

By Makato Reviews
Unfortunately for Pandorum it's Fandango rating suffers tremendously from the pre-release anti-hype haters, without deserving to. This film delivers exactly what you'd expect from a good, not...

Scary Fun

By 1954lovesmovies
I saw this at a TEST screening weeks ago. (Some of the CG had not been finished.) I had to sit at the very back because of the crowd. Even then I still jumped at some of the intented moments. I've...

Five Word Review

By Cookie-Chan
Looks Unbelievably Horrifying And Awesome...

PANDORUM IS WORTH ALL THE HYPE & MORE!!

By TinkaKalinka
Definitely a movie you will spend discussing & dissecting an hour after it ends. I can see how some people wouldn't be able to keep up with the storyline if they weren't really into it. Either way...

Pandorum

By jrein
This was a great movie, but not excellent. The plot was interesting. Some of the directing choices I questioned initially were resolved by the end of the movie. In fact, I ended up pleased with some...

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Rated R | For strong horror violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Relentless, intensely violent sci-fi chiller isn't for kids.
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