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Cahill's visually inconsistent first feature tries to beam epic sci-fi concepts into a micro-human drama, refracting its thought-provoking ideas through the prism of the central emotional relationship.
The result is an alluring image -- Earth above Earth -- a wrenching story and a wonder-tinged film.
In emphasizing poetry over plot, mood over mechanics, Another Earth fails to answer the most pressing question of all: Umm, why haven't the tides been affected?
Ambitious but ridiculous.
I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid.
Anyone who can explain the final shot deserves a refund.
Another Earth is a beautiful, haunting film that manages to make its two main characters feel like real people, and makes the fate of these two lost souls seem as vital as what happens to this duplicate Earth.
Another Earth is quite a gem in a lot of ways, but wrapped in an enigma. It's a very sophisticated approach to a familiar theme.
I loved this movie. Having said that, I'm sure it's not for everyone.
Buried within Another Earth's framework is a wonderful sci-fi movie, but Cahill and Marling have unfortunately set it amongst this otherwise drab and predictable human drama.
The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption
I didn't hate Another Earth so much as I found it to have begun with a fascinating sci fi premise only to produce, ultimately, a conventional relationship film.
An unoriginal drama about loss, guilt, atonement and so on, with a huge amount of clichés and using the interesting concept of an alternative Earth as a cheesy metaphor for a "new chance," but at least Marling and Mapother do a very great job despite the weak project they are in.
A nice little indie that only nods towards some sci-fi conceptualization but actually is mainly about redemption, and it takes its sweet time getting to even that. It's not absolutely boring but certainly closely examines that possibility.
"Another Earth" boasts from very strong performances all around, and I am usually a fan of indie films that have a small scope with big aspirations, but this one felt a little too ambitious. As a young woman is about to get a full-ride scholarship, her life is flipped upside down as she is sent to prison for killing a man's wife and daughter in a car crash. Years later she falls for that man, creating very sensitive storytelling. By big issue with this film is that there is this entire other planet that is supposedly a duplicate of ours, while never focussing enough on that aspect in my opinion. By the end of the film, the big shocker did not surprise me at all and I felt a little empty handed. I do think this film is very well-written, well-acted, and extremely well-directed, but the technical aspects fail in a few areas. In the end, "Another Earth" is almost too ambitious for it's own good, but I really enjoyed it. It is recommended to people who like to think outside of the box instead of being outside of the box.
I think I love/hate Brit Marling for her scripts. But dang it, they always end so explosively. This one was rather too slow-paced for my taste though and the science is flawed.
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