Another Earth (2011)



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Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Cahill, Brit Marling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 29, 2011
Box Office: $1.3M
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Critic Reviews for Another Earth

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (36)

Buried within Another Earth's framework is a wonderful sci-fi movie, but Cahill and Marling have unfortunately set it amongst this otherwise drab and predictable human drama.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013

The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Tribune News Service

I didn't hate Another Earth so much as I found it to have begun with a fascinating sci fi premise only to produce, ultimately, a conventional relationship film.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

Another Earth occasionally slips into chin-stroking pretention, but it flies the flags for indies with ideas bigger than their budgets.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Another Earth doesn't fully come off - the slow pace stops it achieving escape velocity - but the intriguing ideas and Marling's touching performance make it a promising debut.

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
Movie Talk

A movie about our unending desire for second chances, no matter how rarely they happen.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Another Earth


"Another Earth" boasts from very strong performances all around, and I am usually a fan of indie films that have a small scope with big aspirations, but this one felt a little too ambitious. As a young woman is about to get a full-ride scholarship, her life is flipped upside down as she is sent to prison for killing a man's wife and daughter in a car crash. Years later she falls for that man, creating very sensitive storytelling. By big issue with this film is that there is this entire other planet that is supposedly a duplicate of ours, while never focussing enough on that aspect in my opinion. By the end of the film, the big shocker did not surprise me at all and I felt a little empty handed. I do think this film is very well-written, well-acted, and extremely well-directed, but the technical aspects fail in a few areas. In the end, "Another Earth" is almost too ambitious for it's own good, but I really enjoyed it. It is recommended to people who like to think outside of the box instead of being outside of the box.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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I think I love/hate Brit Marling for her scripts. But dang it, they always end so explosively. This one was rather too slow-paced for my taste though and the science is flawed.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Intense without melodrama, literary in its storytelling, and acted with passion, it's everything one can ask for from a movie that's hardly been heard of.

Jason Robinson

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