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Supernova (2000)



Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 61
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 55

This is an insult to the Sci-fi genre with no excitement and bad FX.


Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 15

This is an insult to the Sci-fi genre with no excitement and bad FX.



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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a Captain and Pilot (Robert Forster),a co-pilot (James Spader), a medical officer (Angela Bassett), a medical technician (Lou Diamond Phillips), a search and rescue paramedic (Robin Tunney), and a computer technician (Wilson Cruz). When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a comet mining operation in a distant

Aug 15, 2001

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All Critics (79) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (55) | DVD (18)

Murky and dull.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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A perfectly enjoyable sci-fi thriller.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
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Light on originality and low on suspense.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A Frankenstein monster, with more obvious story patches, post-dubbed exposition, and missing money shots than most straight-to-video fare.

January 1, 2000
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A mission that should have been aborted long ago.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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If the 20 minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD had been inserted back into the actual film, Supernova would have been much better.

October 10, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Hill disciples will no doubt find it a fascinating film.

February 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Comment (1)
Matinee Magazine

a half-baked science fiction rip-off that manages to be both excruciatingly simplistic and utterly incoherent at the same time

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

One suspects that most of the people associated with this film will be filled with regret that they ever had anything to do with it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The script probably got sucked into a black hole.

January 1, 2000
Gay Chicago Magazine

Supernova meekly goes where other sci-fi flicks, such as Alien, have gone before.

January 1, 2000
Winnipeg Sun

Incomprehensible but blessedly brief.

January 1, 2000
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This big budget mish-mash is almost unbelievably derivative and shockingly cheap looking.

January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Most reminiscent of certain old Star Trek episodes, the especially horny ones in which Kirk spent most of his time in his quarters with some busty alien.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch

Surprisingly watchable, considering it was seemingly edited with a weed-whacker.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

...a very derivative and extremely routine would-be sci-fi thriller. The direction moves like lead in water.

January 1, 2000
Movie Metropolis

You can either get angry at having part of your night wasted, or you can heartily laugh and make fun of it on the drive home from the theater.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

'It's a bomb!' Dr. Evers gasps when she first realizes the potential power of the alien force. Any audience member will agree whole-heartedly.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Script goes supernova, black holes abound.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

As lost as the audience gets, no one in the auditorium can come close to the bewilderment exhibited by the cast.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

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October 25, 2007
Curtis Lilly

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The first decent deep space movie I've seen in awhile. Everything is going fine for the crew, until, you guessed, they just have to answer a distress signal. They pick up a really fine chap and matters digress from there. Takes up where Alien and Dead Calm left off. NEVER pick up hitchhikers! Even in, make that ESPECIALLY in outer space!
October 15, 2009
Steve Strange

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Let it be known that if Coppola had kept the scenes in the deleted scenes section in the DVD in the film I would be giving this an easy 4 stars. Not only is Coppla supposedly a hack nowadays, but he irrecoverably hurt Walter Hill's career with his attempt to make a great sci-fi more "mainstream".
January 17, 2008

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