Supernova (2000)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sci-fi action violence and some sensuality/nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy , Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Campbell Wilson, David C. Wilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2001
Runtime:
MGM/UA - Official Site

Cast


as Nick Vanzant

as Karl Larson

as Danika Lund

as Benj Sotomejor

as Kaela Evers

as A.J. Marley

as Yerzy Penalosa
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Critic Reviews for Supernova

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (19)

It's hard to watch Supernova without recalling that wonderful Israeli definition of a camel - a horse that's been assembled by a committee.

January 1, 2000
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A crash course from the start.

January 1, 2000
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

A super bore.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Avoid.

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Appears headed for a deep-space rendezvous with audience indifference.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

A Frankenstein monster, with more obvious story patches, post-dubbed exposition, and missing money shots than most straight-to-video fare.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Supernova

½

It looks like very few people like "Supernova." A spaceship that is carrying a crew of people that are involved in the medical field, picks up a mysterious drifter named Karl (Peter Facinelli). Karl is a mystery by himself, but he brought along an equally mysterious space artifact. Will Karl and this strange object prove to be a help to the medical crew, or is danger closer to being the word? I don't see where "Supernova" is that bad of a movie to be honest. Sure, it's bigtime cliched and it doesn't have a spectacular cast or acting (except by Angela Bassett), but nonetheless, it's an interesting movie with good special effects. For awhile at the beginning, it's a little slow paced and not that exciting, but once a certain enemy starts rampaging, "Supernova" gets a lot more interesting. If you like sci-fi movies in the least sense, I recommend at least watching "Supernova." Even though it's not the most original film ever made, it's not that bad. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.

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stormyweather980
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Boo.

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puffchunk
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

½

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!

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Steve Strange

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