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Europa Report Reviews

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Top Critic
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
July 30, 2013
Simply put, the care and thoughtfulness that goes into footage-faking has not been applied to the film's script or structure.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 26, 2013
Tight and beautifully detailed, but plainly chopped down from what must have been a more coherent, if not more compelling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2013
"Europa Report" goes ploddingly where bolder films have gone before.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
July 26, 2013
After a while, it's hard to escape the fact that the audience is watching a potential monster movie in which most of the fun stuff--i.e. the monster--has been pared away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
Film.com
June 29, 2013
Its high-minded emphasis on exploration and impeccable special effects are pitted against a familiar one-by-one slasher-like plot and structural cheats...
Robert Levin
amNewYork
August 1, 2013
Realism doesn't necessarily equal entertainment, and Sebastián Cordero's movie collapses in an avalanche of jargon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 15, 2013
Like many other dull road trips, your response to this one might be a quick nap.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
August 2, 2013
Europa Report is at times a fairly good psychological thriller (and indie movie experience) but falls short of being a very smart or scary film overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
August 13, 2013
A solidly cast, interesting budget concept is absolutely wrecked by terrible editing and needless voiceover that is at first wearying and then just ire-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
August 8, 2013
What isn't straightforward about the plot is either hackneyed, implausible, or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2013
Skip this one until you happen to catch it for free on cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
June 12, 2013
Space looks grand, but all the action takes place within a space ship with characters who are not individualized.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Luke Y. Thompson
The Robot's Voice
June 17, 2013
3...2...1...Letdown!
Top Critic
August 1, 2013
While Europa Report recalls such small-ensemble stuck-in-space flicks as Moon and Sunshine, it's basically The Blair Witch Project relocated to the vicinity of Jupiter.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 14, 2013
If it had a torso, it'd be wearing a pocket protector.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Cardamenis
The Film Stage
June 29, 2016
Despite tried-and-true formula (technical failure, one-by-one pick-offs, etc.), a number of creative enhancements make for an original and appropriately-scaled film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
One of the most immediately involving science-fiction films in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael D. Lemonick
TIME Magazine
August 8, 2013
The idea that life evolved independently on Europa is perfectly plausible-and that makes what would be a fun and exciting film in any case all the more worth watching.
Aisha Harris
The Dissolve
July 11, 2013
It becomes refreshingly clear early on that this is a rare modern science-fiction film where the filmmakers aren't afraid to pack actual science into their narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
August 2, 2013
...there's no doubt that Cordero's film occupies the shelf space shared by Moon and Gattaca, slow, thoughtful films that ponder intellectual and emotional stakes resounding far beyond their cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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