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Passengers (2008)



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After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident--which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened--Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric--despite her better judgment--blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

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Anne Hathaway
as Claire Summers
Clea DuVall
as Shannon
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Critic Reviews for Passengers

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (9)

Passengers is a supernatural thriller so mechanically inept and lacking in suspense that it doesn't even pass muster as lowbrow Halloween-ready entertainment.

October 30, 2008 | Rating: 1/5
New York Times
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The surprise ending isn't as shocking as those of Jacob's Ladder or The Sixth Sense -- two stellar examples of the genre -- but it's still dramatically potent.

October 30, 2008 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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It's a long ride to a familiar destination.

October 30, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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The actors make a noble effort, but Passengers turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people.

October 29, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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The biggest shock (aside from seeing how arbitrarily movies are chosen for theatrical release) is provided by an intrusively blown newspaper.

October 29, 2008 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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The film is a little too influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, which might be the wrong way to go given the reaction to his recent films.

October 27, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Passengers


Uneven exposition just about murders this suspense piece (with a wee love story on the side) that seems to wait too long for a twist ending. Luckily the charisma of the leads carries the day until payoff time.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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This movie was an okay movie, good cast and well acted, however it is rather slow and what saves this movie in order for me to say its a good movie is the ending! its a nice twist and quite a surprise so may be worth the watch!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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So Bradley Cooper - I mean Patrick Wilson - is in everything. There's nothing wrong with any of the performances, including Wilson and Hathaway's. Morse is always great, the gentle, soulful giant that he is. But I have to agree with some of the critics who remark that the film seems like a distant, uninteresting mystery until the very end, when everything comes together ... and after a certain point, even that wasn't much of a surprise. Unlike other films with remarkable endings (I'm thinking specifically of Angel Heart), the payoff is not worth sitting through the rest of the journey.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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