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Prometheus 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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Since when do space ships have hand-breaks!?!? AND WHY IS THERE A ZOMBIE???

By DarkPhysicist
If you're looking for big budget action and amazing special effects, this movie is definitely for you. However, if you're looking for a cool science fiction story with some depth, interesting...

This was the worst movie I've seen all year!

By TheDivaCountess
This movie was a waste of Charlize Theron's talent and my time. Ridley Scott was my favorite director until now. This movie makes Alien 3 look like a good movie. These were the dumbest scientist...

wholly absolutely completely satisfying...

By oryx333
Prometheus does what all great science fiction films should do; it stays with you long after it has ended. It stayed with me so much that it merited watching it twice. While the entire cast is...

A Masterpiece Of Cinema Destined To Become Legend.

By Alon Patterson
When Ridley Scott makes an original movie, a sci-fi most especially, the audience is in for a really amazing experience. That's exactly what they get here. Spellbinding to the point of numbness...

Strong visuals, strong acting, weak script.

By valleester
The plot took too long to develop, most of the characters were forgettable (with the noteable exception of Idris Elba's Captain Janek,) and there were a few loose ends that did not get tied up at the...

Great film. Don't go expecting 'Alien'

By cootersbox
This movie is great. Anyone going into it expecting anything to do with 'Alien' & 'Aliens' will obviously dislike it. The film is an un-official prequel. Pre-quels do not cover what you already...

Bad Beyond any expectation

By jtishler1
A string of terrible sci-fi cliches and silly imagery I was fooled into not expecting from an over the hill Ridley Scott by clever marketing. Oh well. It's rare an ad campaign gets the better of me,...

If you get a free ticket give it to someone you don't like!

By KennX
Wow. This was a horribly written movie. The scientists were all incredibly stupid. This is the Highlander 2 of Alien films. The acting was not good. Only two characters (the Pilot and the...

not one like-able character in the whole movie

By juan162
so sad- I wanted to like this and was so excited to go see it- but every single character was so annoying. Who cares if they all die?- not me....

I'll take the Aliens movies instead!

By Rodhea
Not much impressive about this movie. I much prefer the alien movies instead. It lacked any real drama until towards the end of the movie. There were some scenes toward the end reminiscent of the...

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Rated R | For Sci-Fi Violence, Brief Language and Some Intense Images
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.
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