• Released
  • June 8, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 3 min
  • Horror
    IMAX
  • 1,904 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Space explorers must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is jumbo-size science fiction, with a handsome, impermeable titanium gleam - and a thick coating of creationism lite.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
We are left, after all the propulsive action, with great turns by Theron and Rapace, and a tightly wound turn by Fassbender, whose eerie,...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer. Otherwise, Prometheus – especially in its spellbinding first hour – kicks ass...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Scott seduces audiences with thought-provoking possibilities, then pulls a bait-and-switch, subbing in a familiar monster thriller and...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is Rapace, the Swedish actress who gained worldwide recognition as Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptation of "The Girl With the...
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
It's imaginative only in a stiff, expensive way. Scott vests the movie with an admirable degree of integrity – it doesn't feel like a cheap...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Try as it might, the movie is hardly profound, and the murky atmosphere and the leaden pace drag things down.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Watching Prometheus is like opening a deluxe gift box from Tiffany's to find a mug from the dollar store.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Prometheus, in efficient 3-D, places most of its bets on the wonders that today's visual artists and technicians can work with digital...
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Rated R | For Brief Language, Sci-Fi Violence and Some Intense Images
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