Serenity Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 30, 2005
It would make a cute TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 30, 2005
For me, watching Serenity was like watching the sequel to a movie I missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
September 29, 2005
shows the limitations of the small-screen form
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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.
Victoria Alexander
September 27, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 29, 2005
An amiable B-level spinoff of a cult sci-fi series whose reach clearly exceeds its grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
September 29, 2005
If you weren't into Firefly before, Serenity gives no decent excuse to start now.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark R. Leeper
November 11, 2005
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
| Original Score: 6/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 30, 2005
Serenity is so like TV that it ought to come with a clicker so we can switch over to the next movie at the multiplex.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 29, 2005
Though diehard fans probably will take issue, Serenity is mostly sci-fi silliness attempting to be something more substantive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
September 30, 2005
If you're familiar with the "Firefly" characters, you'll enjoy the episodic action far more than those who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 30, 2005
If you've never seen Firefly, you'll be lost... really, really lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 1, 2005
It's a cult-film venture, with its own built-in geek fan base.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Lybarger
October 2, 2005
Whedon figures, probably correctly, that fans of "Firefly" don't need detailed introductions to the regular characters. The rest of us do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Anderson
Christian Science Monitor
September 29, 2005
The action sequences, it must be said, are intense, and the film is fun, if you can swallow all the hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
October 27, 2005
Having my daughter's diaper explode all over the place before the movie was far more appealing.
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
October 13, 2005
A television-sized adventure populated by thinly constructed sidekicks and a hero suffering from Han Solo envy.
| Original Score: 2/4
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
In the end you are left with the feeling that Whedon works better on television than in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
October 6, 2005
Fun to watch but you do feel like you have entered the movie half way through.
| Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 7, 2005
TV's sci-fi Firefly goes down in flames, despite the return of the original cast and Whedon's retro-arcane dialogue.
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