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Predestination Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 9, 2016
Trippy sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly
January 2, 2016
A largely faithful adaptation of a 1958 Robert A. Heinlein short story, Michael and Peter Spierig's Predestination is a time-travel yarn that worked fine as a 13-page read, but as a film the time-bendy elements come across as sub-Primer at best.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 24, 2015
Hawks and Snook's performances pack a surprising emotional punch, and even if you spot the film's big twist coming you will still want to watch it all over again to spot all the deftly placed clues.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 1, 2015
Sarah Snook gives an immaculate, wholly-formed Star Is Born performance of the first order.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 28, 2015
Perhaps the best adaptation to date of a story written by science fiction legend Robert A. Heinlein. This is a very complex story and it is handled well by The Spierig Brothers, who co-wrote and co-directed the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
February 23, 2015
... packs a powerful emotional punch thanks to its sensitive treatment of emotive themes and an incredible, multi-layered performance from Sarah Snook.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
February 23, 2015
Had this been any more sincere or stony-faced it simply wouldn't work, instead thriving in the frivolity of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)
February 22, 2015
The film leaps into a dizzy abyss of temporal paradoxes, made all the dizzier by its transgender premise - a modern Tiresias myth plaited into a Möbius strip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
February 20, 2015
A thoughtful, if wonky, small-scale epic of retro-futurism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 20, 2015
It requires complete attention but the reward is a compelling, low-tech, existential sci-fi yarn with real heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 20, 2015
One of Ethan Hawke's strengths as an actor is his willingness to jump between arthouse fare and B-movie genre fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 19, 2015
Like all time-travel stories, this inevitably trips on its own causal illogic - but not before it's offered you a taste of something genuinely rich and strange, and probably toxic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
February 19, 2015
A funny, affecting, twisted tale, which demands you pay close attention to every throwaway detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
February 19, 2015
The most interesting time-travel movie since Primer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
February 16, 2015
Slick but overstretched, Predestination deserves respect for what it tries to achieve rather than dismissal for not getting there. Either way, you will not be bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2015
Predestination twists and turns so often you won't be sure which way to look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Nerdist
February 5, 2015
A cerebral and sensitive sci-fi time-travel mind-bender you'll want to watch twice in a row. (Like I did.)
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
January 24, 2015
Despite a chronological narrative that will make heads spin, the story is compellingly executed, with a particularly strong performance from Sarah Snook.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Patrick Cooper
Orlando Weekly
January 17, 2015
"The craftsmanship on display is finely tuned, the bros know what the hell they're doing, and their story is engaging, even if you can see the twists coming at times."
Full Review | Original Score: 75
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 15, 2015
A clever and surprisingly affecting reminder that sci-fi doesn't need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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