Ender's Game Reviews

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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 26, 2019
The endgame of Ender's Game hits home.
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.
October 12, 2018
Ender's Game has just enough heart to keep you invested in Ender's journey towards the leader everyone believes him to be.
November 18, 2017
It is nice ... to see Colonel Graff at his gruff best.
September 6, 2017
Starship Troopers, Alien, Tron and Star Trek also make up the movie's DNA but the story - a provocative study about the morality of warfare and conflicts of leadership - injects something powerful and new into the familiar 'chosen one' plot trajectory.
July 14, 2016
A leaden, confusing affair that's all the more frustrating because there's a kernel of a good, possibly even great, movie here.
June 22, 2016
Far too benign and, in this blockbuster season, far too tired to leave any bad taste in the mouth, Ender's Game is better the less one thinks about it.
May 20, 2016
It takes itself a bit too seriously and would have benefited from twisting the entertainment dial a little higher, but it's refreshing to see a film filled with teens that's intelligent and reflective.
May 10, 2016
Based on a hit novel by Orson Scott Card, this futurist sci-fi film trudges along in perpetual low gear, its efforts at times laboured, despite a no-nonsense turn by Asa Butterfield as the game-theorist boy of the title.
April 10, 2016
Butterfield is excellent in the title role, several cuts above his fellow young cast members.
April 8, 2014
It is its book, put on the screen without any new thought whatsoever. A seventh grader could watch it and write a passable essay about it. I doubt they'd have much fun with it, though.
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