• Serenity
    2 minutes 24 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Serenity Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

After suffering through a summer crammed with TV shows being remade into movies, it's refreshing to see a movie based on a TV show that is so entertaining that it actually makes you want to go and see the show of which the movie was created.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 8/10

August 10, 2012
Joshua Starnes

New viewers will be a little bit lost, and old fans won't get quite everything they wanted, but there's enough going on in Serenity and it's all so much fun that it doesn't matter.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 30, 2011
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

In the end you are left with the feeling that Whedon works better on television than in the cinema.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 18, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Hardcore fans will undoubtedly be satisfied but its unlikely this will spread much beyond that audience, and even they will find it lacks that human spark and freshness that made the series distinctive and appealing.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

For what it is -- viewed as filmmaking in and of itself -- Serenity is tense and smoothly put together.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2007
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A magnificent closer to the series, and Whedon shows how much love he has for his fans by giving us a quality finisher...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 10, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 6, 2007
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today

Firefly finally has the triumphant finale fans longed for: the excitingly tense, often surprising and even more frequently comical Serenity. Fans will rejoice.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 31, 2006
Nick Funnell
Time Out
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The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

In the context of an action cinema driven by false hope, misogyny and sadism, Serenity is an inspiring respite.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

May 27, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The movie is a sci-fi buccaneer swashbuckler; Whedon hits all the obligatory space-opera notes, and he does it with a degree of verbal wit and agile pacing that could teach George Lucas a thing or two.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2006
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Has a simultaneously sprawling yet intimate quality.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

May 5, 2006
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine

If you're a novice, this is a plucky introduction to Whedon's world and the most fun sci-fi of the year. If you're a devotee, this is the magnificent return you've been praying for.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

I personally didn't care when anyone died, I was bored for most of the way, wasn't impressed by its few action scenes.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 4/10

December 16, 2005
Greg Bellavia
Film Threat

It has everything the TV series possessed, but also manages to elevate the tension to the next level.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 6, 2005
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Any fan of Sci-Fi should enjoy this one. It's a bit too gory for the little people,but older kids and the parents, should have a blast.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review

December 6, 2005
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A sci-fi/western blend that does its progenitor proud.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 17, 2005
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

Serenity pulls off more honestly thrilling action with a fraction of Lucas' average budget.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2005
Mark R. Leeper

Those familiar with the series will be quite pleased that there were some interesting ideas behind the fun adventures. It was a pleasure to see what was really happening and also to return to the characters of the series. But objectively I cannot recommen

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

November 11, 2005
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