Ender's Game Reviews
January 31, 2021
Has an old school feel to it, valuing the ideas of tolerance and diversity over the flash of the effects, but doesn't quite find the balance necessary to truly succeed as a sci fi epic.
September 7, 2020
A refreshingly substantial and thought-provoking sci-fi experience.
July 23, 2020
[It] tries so hard to be something important but never gets there. Rather, it buries itself under its own themes and ends up becoming insufferable.
July 8, 2020
Like watching a classy, non-satirical Starship Troopers.
June 30, 2020
Ender's Game is good, old fashioned, exciting sci-fi entertainment with a message.
January 7, 2020
There is no end to the beauty and intensity of Ender's Game. Wow!
August 27, 2019
Nothing much comes of any of this really, save for Card getting another chance to cling to relevance and advance his agenda of hate. So, maybe this was a bad idea.
July 31, 2019
Audiences might have seen these subjects done before, but the lessons therein, the exciting action, and Butterfield's portrayal of the title character, just might make it worth seeing again.
June 9, 2019
Offers enough challenging ethical material for its target audience that it should be celebrated for asking these questions in the first place.
June 7, 2019
A little long, a little questionable, a little baffling, a lot of fun.
April 10, 2019
Ender's social maneuverings and foresightful power plays make for the best scenes in the film, and it would have been nice to have seen this interplay receive more attention and time.
March 21, 2019
Ender's Game is a visually stunning adaptation that falls short to relate the charisma and excitement of the Orson Scott Card classic science fiction novel. [Full review in Spanish]
March 5, 2019
It struggles to stand out from the blockbuster field, too reverential to the genre at hand and seemingly unwilling to take any real risks.
January 14, 2019
Filmmaker Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is an inquisitive sci-fi actioner that skillfully caters to the kiddie crowd while asking some mighty adult-oriented philosophical questions about the morality of war and the questionable boundaries of survival.
January 14, 2019
For those eager to see those Battle School fights, Ender's time there might be the strongest point of the film.
November 1, 2018
The film tackles the subject of war from a different perspective, and it luckily doesn't try to beat you over the head with it like, say, Elysium did with its message.