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Passengers Reviews

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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
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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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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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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
October 30, 2008
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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.