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Another Earth Reviews

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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent
November 16, 2015
I loved this movie. Having said that, I'm sure it's not for everyone.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
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.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
October 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
Another Earth occasionally slips into chin-stroking pretention, but it flies the flags for indies with ideas bigger than their budgets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 2, 2012
Another Earth doesn't fully come off - the slow pace stops it achieving escape velocity - but the intriguing ideas and Marling's touching performance make it a promising debut.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2012
A movie about our unending desire for second chances, no matter how rarely they happen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
The science of this science fiction tale is about as wobbly as the rest of the picture. It's the dramatic punches and solid performances from the leads that keep this one afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 7, 2012
Marling... and Cahill teamed up to write this screenplay, cleverly weaving a science-fiction element... into the drama. This is most welcome, since the movie's main plot is pretty creaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
As an aftermath character drama, it's superb; as sci-fi, it stumbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
December 15, 2011
The way the sci-fi aspect is always in the background may make you try to second-guess the script, but the ending works - mostly because its as underplayed as the rest of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 13, 2011
Existing on a ludicrous pretense and masquerading as a daring piece of fiction, this becomes nothing more than an utterly trite kitchen sink drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 11, 2011
The little-known but very attractive [Brit] Marling certainly gives a very good performance, ( ... ) and perhaps it's her career that will really rocket after this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 10, 2011
The film moves as slowly as a heavenly body and is as contrived as it sounds.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 9, 2011
I like the concept... Neat-o, if entirely outlandish... The problem is, screenwriters Brit Marling and Mike Cahill -- she also stars; he also directs -- don't know where to take it beyond that initial premise.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 9, 2011
At its best, it is original and affecting, and one of the best American independent efforts at this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 8, 2011
Both long-winded and profoundly unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 8, 2011
[A] haunting, thought-provoking film that, while lacking Independence Day-style action, brims with atmosphere and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2011
The sci-fi is merely a contributing factor to what is in effect a robust character study of salvation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 8, 2011
A strange, gloomy, moderately acted damp squib of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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