Event Horizon (1997)

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In this sci-fi/horror scarefest, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill) is a scientist who has designed a spacecraft called Event Horizon which will explore the outer reaches of space past the planet Neptune; the ship employs a special transport mechanism that, in effect, creates a black hole that the ship can pass through, allowing it to travel tremendous distances in a few seconds. The Event Horizon mysteriously disappears in the midst of a mission with no trace of either the ship or its crew, but it reappears in Neptune's orbit after a seven year absence and it's sending out a distress signal. The spaceship Lewis and Clark, and Dr. Weir, are sent to investigate; the crew -- Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne), pilot Smith (Sean Pertwee), engineer Justin (Jack Noseworthy), navigator Starck (Joely Richardson), physician D.J. (Jason Isaacs), and emergency technicians Peters (Kathleen Quinlan) and Cooper (Richard T. Jones) -- are already tired and unenthusiastic about this assignment, and somewhat confused by Weir's reports. The crew of the Lewis and Clark are convinced that Weir is not telling them something, and when they discover the Event Horizon, they find that things are not what they seem, and an evil presence has taken over the ship. Incidentally, the term "event horizon" describes the outer boundaries of a black hole.
Rating:
R (For strong violence and gore, language and some nudity.)
Genre:
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Paramount Home Video

Cast

Sam Neill
as Weir
Peter Marinker
as Kilpack
Holley Chant
as Claire
Noah Huntley
as Burning Man
Robert Jezek
as Rescue Technician
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Critic Reviews for Event Horizon

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
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December 31, 1999
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Salon.com
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Audience Reviews for Event Horizon

Boo! In space. No, wait, it's all in yer mind. Oy. Disappointing.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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A lousy and unimaginative mix of Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, The Shining, Hellraiser and more - and if being a ragbag like this does not give you an idea of the disaster that could only come from it, the cheap, loud scares and Anderson's awful direction are definite proof.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

A fast moving potential movie, turns into a waste of time. Delivers nothing to the passive audiences!

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