Passengers Reviews

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Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Initial intrigue turns into tedium and frustration as the plot heads into the territory of absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 27, 2008
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.
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 21, 2009
An uneven and lifeless film that shifts from saccharine romance to supernatural thriller as Anne Hathaway helps a handful of survivors of a plane crash deal with the strange effects of their trauma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 10, 2008
It is dark, depressing and seems to be built entirely around a twist ending that feels less like a surprise and more like relief.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 10, 2008
Even though Anne Hathaway is good, it's no reason to get really emotionally invested in her quest
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 24, 2008
Solely predicated on its twist ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 20, 2009
The plane isn't the only thing that crashes in this ambitiously conceived mystery drama with conspiracy theories, central romance & supernatural elements. You know there is something seriously wrong when the resolution is more satisfying than the journey.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 30, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
October 29, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
May 14, 2009
It's a blurred pass at suspense and hesitant smooches, but with Hathaway and Wilson around to carry most of the workload, at least it's well acted.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 24, 2008
Anyone who doesn't see the film's "twist" ending coming from miles away just hasn't seen enough thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 29, 2008
The biggest shock (aside from seeing how arbitrarily movies are chosen for theatrical release) is provided by an intrusively blown newspaper.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 20, 2009
spatala to hrono soy pio sadistika ap' oti ta talenta ton ithopoion tis, ontas ekneyristika monotoni kai erasitehnika kryptiki horis na ehei tipote na krypsei poy na min eheis ksanadei
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 28, 2009
Este primeiro grande tropeço na carreira de García embaraça pelo roteiro batido e pela falta de ritmo da narrativa, não sendo salvo nem mesmo pelo charme de Hathaway.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 30, 2008
Passengers is a supernatural thriller so mechanically inept and lacking in suspense that it doesn't even pass muster as lowbrow Halloween-ready entertainment.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2008
It's a long ride to a familiar destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
October 28, 2008
Passengers is not a film I would recommend that you rush right out to see. However, it will make a good rental on a snowy night this winter
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 27, 2008
In addition to aspiring to be a sensitive portrait of emotional healing, it's also a supernatural mystery, a romantic comedy, a family weepy and a corporate conspiracy drama. One plot might have satisfied audiences; fractions won't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
October 24, 2008
This middlebrow tone poem aims for ambiguity but often veers into soporific, suspending answers (and often, viewer interest) en route to an ending that explains all.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
October 27, 2008
She sees dead people, maybe. Stealth movie starring Anne Hathaway as the world's worst trauma counselor slipped into a few theatres without warning. Now you've been warned.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 15, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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