Another Earth Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
Another Earth occasionally slips into chin-stroking pretention, but it flies the flags for indies with ideas bigger than their budgets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 2, 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.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2012
A movie about our unending desire for second chances, no matter how rarely they happen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
The science of this science fiction tale is about as wobbly as the rest of the picture. It's the dramatic punches and solid performances from the leads that keep this one afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 7, 2012
Marling... and Cahill teamed up to write this screenplay, cleverly weaving a science-fiction element... into the drama. This is most welcome, since the movie's main plot is pretty creaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
December 15, 2011
The way the sci-fi aspect is always in the background may make you try to second-guess the script, but the ending works - mostly because its as underplayed as the rest of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 11, 2011
The little-known but very attractive [Brit] Marling certainly gives a very good performance, ( ... ) and perhaps it's her career that will really rocket after this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
December 9, 2011
At its best, it is original and affecting, and one of the best American independent efforts at this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 8, 2011
[A] haunting, thought-provoking film that, while lacking Independence Day-style action, brims with atmosphere and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2011
The sci-fi is merely a contributing factor to what is in effect a robust character study of salvation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
December 8, 2011
Another Earth's central performances and ideas all impress, as does its pulsing, electronic soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
December 8, 2011
Full of promise. Keep an eye on Cahill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
December 7, 2011
Hugely ambitious, it's just about successful enough to be worthwhile and the emotionally-satisfying pay-off is, despite the potential to be utterly risible, rather charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Isabel Stevens
ViewLondon
December 7, 2011
Cahill's ambitious debut uses the extraordinary astronomical spectacle at its centre as a means to explore the earthly preoccupations of his two drifting, grieving protagonists; but importantly, he also doesn't shy away from asking big questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
December 7, 2011
when you think that the film is really about Rhoda and John's slow orbit - their twinned trajectory of regret and redemption - the planetary plot comes crashing back, delivering an ending that is, in its obliquity and openness, exquisitely perfect.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
December 6, 2011
Cahill's visually inconsistent first feature tries to beam epic sci-fi concepts into a micro-human drama, refracting its thought-provoking ideas through the prism of the central emotional relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
December 5, 2011
It may be too lo-fi for some tastes but it sparks the brain and moves the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
November 30, 2011
While too eager to adhere to the vague indiecore schematic, Another Earth is a visual stunner and provides a strong platform for both director Cahill and impressive lead actress Brit Marling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
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