Pandorum Reviews

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Tom Charity
Times [UK]
October 4, 2009
Riffing on Alien, Sunshine and Resident Evil, the German director Alvart finds an effective balance between action-excitement and psychological chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
October 4, 2009
There are some well-executed sequences, but the story makes nothing but a mess of its borrowed ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
October 4, 2009
Pandorum is dumb, noisy fun. Its flaws are inoffensive inasmuch as Alvart doesn't give off Anderson's noxious vibe of insincerity.
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
October 4, 2009
Pandorum is neither schlocky enough to be an enjoyable genre flick, nor smart enough to provoke any original thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 4, 2009
It's a competent if unoriginal adventure but you do wish Alvart had had the courage of his convictions to go with the Pandorum idea rather bowing to the pressure of convention and basically resetting The Descent in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
October 4, 2009
After two hours in the dark with this loud but hollow hybrid, you'll know "space madness". In a good year for smart sci-fi, Pandorum lumbers and groans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
October 4, 2009
It might make a passable video game. Despite expensive production design, as a movie it is pretty much unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 4, 2009
Derivative but mostly just dull, what we have here is an entertainment blackhole able to suck all joy out of a trip to the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
October 4, 2009
Do yourself a favour and keep the lid of Pandorum's box firmly closed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 4, 2009
Action mayhem full of gibbering hominoids, hanging corpses and a few live stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
October 4, 2009
Some scary moments, but its final half-hour is a right old mess, and the title is doomed never to be remembered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
October 4, 2009
Pandorum doesn't make a whole lot of sense and is shot and edited in a way that only adds to the confusion. In space nobody can hear you scratching your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 4, 2009
An appalling script is only one problem with this loud, chaotic sci-fi thriller. It's also directed in such a deliberately confusing way that it's not only impossible to follow the action, but it's impossible to care about the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]
October 4, 2009
Oddly for something that's far from original or brilliant, it does make for an absorbing watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2009
Paul WS Anderson rains down another cinematic crapstorm with Pandorum, a confused, unfocused (sometimes literally) attempt to make an ideas-driven but mainstream sci-fi flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Abrams
New York Press
October 2, 2009
[Pandorum] makes no sense. It doesn't really try to by the end but nevertheless, it should be said up front so that nobody has any illusions about the film since its creators certainly didn't.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 2, 2009
Pandorum squanders its excellent premise and the result is a disappointing, barely coherent mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 2, 2009
Cabin fever in space is a durable idea for horror, but the main feeling this one from the Resident Evil gang is likely to inspire is cosmic déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 2, 2009
It couldn't keep my attention for even a nano second.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Michelle Orange
L.A. Weekly
October 1, 2009
The script's twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction.
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