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Ender's Game Reviews

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November 11, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 17, 2017
It is nice ... to see Colonel Graff at his gruff best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 21, 2014
The battle scenes are spectacular but lifeless and hard to engage with. We're watching a cascade of computer-game imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2014
It was a bit like standing in a room where someone is playing a video game on a screen and you're not actually taking part in it but you have to watch interminably this game being played and it's just really a bit boring.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 18, 2014
I thought this was a pretty witless affair.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2014
An engaging and exciting sci-fi flick to bring out the 12-year-old in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2014
Although it's far from perfect and it's in need of a few tune-ups, Ender's Game does lay the groundwork for what could be a satisfying saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 22, 2014
Newcomers will likely be left wondering what all the fuss was about in the first place.
December 27, 2013
From its grave, Full-of-Portent-and-Moment start 'til its grave, Full-of-Portent-and-Moment end, this flick's got a severe case of the Messiah Complex. Lots of human-phobia here--it's 100-percent gravitas and humourless inhumanity.
December 24, 2013
A commendable sc-fi drama, this serious film offers up some great themes and some grand visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
December 20, 2013
Visualmente desinteressante, moralmente confuso, povoado por personagens aborrecidos e entediante na maior parte do tempo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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