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Another Earth Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 25, 2011
If you take away the sci-fi hook, the movie becomes a pretty standard indie drama... and not a very good one at that.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
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.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 17, 2011
The alternate-world device eventually provides for a poignant, effective ending -- which still can't make up for the manipulative misery preceding it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 13, 2011
I know that a lot of people have got a lot more out of Another Earth than I did, but it was too self-consciously indie for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
December 8, 2011
Without the other Earth playing a key role in the story, what's left is a generic tale of uninteresting characters trading fairly laboured dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Devin Faraci
Birth.Movies.Death.
July 18, 2011
That Another Earth disappoints is crushing.
February 1, 2011
As a lo-fi chamber piece, Another Earth is okay, despite the knowledge that another, cooler movie is just around the corner.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 12, 2011
In emphasizing poetry over plot, mood over mechanics, Another Earth fails to answer the most pressing question of all: Umm, why haven't the tides been affected?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 5, 2011
Pretentious twaddle that's tough to sit through but does provoke thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
July 19, 2011
Unable to organically incorporate their Big Ideas into the narrative, the filmmakers lazily lay them on top, leaving the exposition of Another Earth's structuring fantasy to a blanket of background voiceover.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
March 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
October 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 5, 2011
Some movies hold up to repeat viewings; Another Earth barely survives one.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 8, 2011
Cahill selects a waltz with depression, creating a film built almost entirely out of thousand-yard stares and dreary monologues...utterly satisfied to offer viewers so little to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 11, 2011
... a grungy, lugubrious art-house Plan 9 from Outer Space ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 8, 2011
The camerawork and acting are both "handheld": wobbly, ill-focused, exploratory, uncertain where to go next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 11, 2011
In space, no one can hear you scream, but in "Another Earth," no one can hear you mumble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
S.T. VanAirsdale
Movieline
July 21, 2011
A somewhat nauseating blend of sensitivity and entitlement - sublime because it says so.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 21, 2011
An ambitious drama that aims too high and isn't able to connect all the pieces of the puzzle it presents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 9, 2011
I like the concept... Neat-o, if entirely outlandish... The problem is, screenwriters Brit Marling and Mike Cahill -- she also stars; he also directs -- don't know where to take it beyond that initial premise.
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
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