Passengers (2008)



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A grief counselor (Anne Hathaway) begins to suspect foul play when the six airplane crash survivors she is tending to mysteriously begin to disappear and the truth behind the tragedy grows ever more clouded in Nine Lives director Rodrigo García's conspiratorial supernatural thriller.
PG-13 (for thematic elements including some scary images, and sensuality)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures/TriStar Pictures

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Anne Hathaway
as Claire Summers
Clea DuVall
as Shannon
David Morse
as Arkin
Don Thompson
as Norman
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Critic Reviews for Passengers

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

It is dark, depressing and seems to be built entirely around a twist ending that feels less like a surprise and more like relief.

November 10, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

Even though Anne Hathaway is good, it's no reason to get really emotionally invested in her quest

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

Did Hathaway know when she signed to this that it would be released just in time to embarrass her during her accolades for Rachel Getting Married?

Full Review… | October 30, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

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

Full Review… | October 30, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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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

Super Reviewer

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