Serenity Synopsis
A spaceship crew (Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk) gets caught in a deadly conflict.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
As challenging as it must have been to pilot Joss Whedon's space opera from the TV junk pile to the big screen, the finished product is a...
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Whedon wants to make a Serenity trilogy, and I suspect the actors will grow on me if he does. In this case, familiarity would breed not...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A brash, funny, action-packed bit of sci-fi ecstasy--and a giant raspberry to the execs who let "Firefly" fall out of the sky.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Although Mal is ostensibly the movie's hero, and River its heroine, Whedon does a good job of giving all onboard their own story arc, their...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While it's a geek's paradise from scene one, newcomers are likely to feel left out until they get their bearings. Fortunately, Whedon's...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Jaw set but never stiff, he (Fillion) gets both the Whedon wit and the Whedon grandiloquence between cheek and gum, and gives the whole...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Serenity is made of dubious but energetic special effects, breathless velocity, much imagination, some sly verbal wit and a little...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
An appealingly low-rent, if not earth-shattering, 26th century "Star Wars" with faint glimmers of "Blade Runner," "Buckaroo Banzai" and...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For folks like me, who missed "Firefly," the short-lived TV show on which the movie's based, watching Serenity is like showing up for a big...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The dialogue, delivered mostly in Southern accents, is intended to be funny and fresh, but much of this Western-influenced sci-fi adventure...
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SO GREAT!!!

By iLikeKettleKorn
Perfect Sci-Fi and check out the series that came before on Netflix: Firefly....

Serenity

By Legin
Great Movie. Good script, acting, casting. A fun Ride....

SHINY!

By bigrush
Must-see combo sci-fi and western. It's got everything: cranky loner do-whatever-it-takes captain, trigger-happy security, goofy female mechanic, resourceful pilot, ardent second-in-command, PLUS...

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Must see for anyone who loves sci-fi

By Pandora07
Amazing. Best sci-fi movie in years!...

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Buy the Series

By schmeddy49
This crew made 23 television shows. Why didn't someone pick them up? The scripts are absolutely fantastic and the characters are so defined and the best. The movie was like the wrap up. I am sad that...

So So

By nobomc
So So...

Totally Great Movies are so rare

By MichaelDCarney
Yes, this movie is better if you have seen the DVD's of the fox TV show "Firefly" season one which inspired the movie. Once you have seen the short TV season the show moves from really good to Great...

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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ A bit clunky, but entertaining sci-fi.
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