Pandorum Reviews

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Matt Neal
The Standard
September 15, 2010
[Pandorum] might seem like a potentially cool movie, but unfortunately the key word is "potentially".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Perri Nemiroff
August 12, 2010
It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
A gorgeous production design can't save the picture from trying too hard to dazzle with very little inspiration, and while Pandorum is easy to stare at, it can be a seriously punishing sit.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Lucius Gore
February 20, 2010
A little bit 'Eden Log,' a little bit 'Descent,' and a whole lot of 'Alien,' 'Pandorum' ultimately succeeds as a watchable sci-fi/horror/mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 15, 2010
a sci-fi scenario far less interested in exploring outer space than human interiors where the only 'aliens' are our own monstrous selves, just waiting to leap out of the atavistic shadows.
Sean Axmaker
January 18, 2010
It's basically a zombie movie set-up on an industrial spaceship, a fast-moving B-movie that throws out lots of theories that don't stand up to the light of reason...
Paul Chambers
January 1, 2010
I liked this movie even more on the second viewing. The monsters were trivial, but the plot was intriguing. Granted you would have to be a hard-core sci-fi fan to like this. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
December 28, 2009
Veering between alarmist adventure on other planets and assault on viewer senses here at home, the claustrophobic cinematic terrorism seems to come awfully close to wielding a movie as a deadly weapon up on the screen.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 1, 2009
An unusually unpleasant and unwatchable sci-fi endeavor...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Rob Gonsalves
October 11, 2009
Clenches its teeth grimly as it blunders through its overstuffed plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 10, 2009
too much of the film devolves into hectic action sequences that makes you feel like someone suddenly dropped you into a blender and turned out all the lights
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 9, 2009
An intensely effective sci-fi chiller, mainly thanks to its canny set and sound design, and its constant, relentless sense of dread and tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 9, 2009
Provides some very intense, memorable chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
October 5, 2009
flirts with greatness with an impressive first half filled with thrills and solid pacing but it stumbles in its more action-oriented second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 4, 2009
Pandorum is a hodge-podge of familiar sci-fi stuff, which feels as if it were adapted from a computer game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
October 4, 2009
Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from 'The Descent'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2009
Pandorum's insistence on action sequence after action sequence, reveal after reveal, tension upon tension deadens the effect any of it might have had in a more gracefully developed narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
October 4, 2009
Pandorum is less a story than a prolonged bout of paranoid hysterics, exuberantly played out on metal gangplanks and inside Stygian tunnels. As such, it works just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 4, 2009
Murky both literally and figuratively.
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