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Jupiter Ascending (2015)



Critic Consensus: Pleasing to the eye but narratively befuddled, Jupiter Ascending delivers another visually thrilling misfire from the Wachowskis.

Movie Info

From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, "Jupiter Ascending" tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 2, 2015
Box Office: $47.4M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Mila Kunis
as Jupiter Jones
Sean Bean
as Stinger Apini
Eddie Redmayne
as Balem Abrasax
Douglas Booth
as Titus Abrasax
Tuppence Middleton
as Kalique Abrasax
James D'Arcy
as Maximilian Jones
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Malidictes
Christina Cole
as Gemma Chatterjee
Nikki Amuka-Bird
as Diomika Tsing
Nikki Amuka Bird
as Diomika Tsing
Ramon Tikaram
as Phylo Percadium
Ariyon Bakare
as Greeghan
Frog Stone
as Aunt Nino
Edward Hogg
as Chicanery Night
Jeremy Swift
as Vassily Bolotnikov
Kick Gurry
as Vladie
Lieve Carchon
as Lyudmila
Vanessa Kirby
as Katherine Dunlevy
Andy Ahrens
as Dante Rothmere
Georgia Winters
as Handmaiden
Elsa Mollien
as Handmaiden
Sean Baker
as Doctor
Bryony Hannah
as Nurse Schultz
Jiggy Bhore
as Anesthesiologist
Samuel Barnett
as Advocate Bob
Claire Benedict
as Bureaucrat
Peter Yapp
as Bureaucrat
John Locke
as Bureaucrat
Grant Stimpson
as Bureaucrat
Sarah Crowden
as Bureaucrat
Terry Gilliam
as Seal and Signet Mini...
Rupert Frazer
as Authentication Minis...
Luke Neal
as Royal Guard
Simon Dutton
as Tskalikin
Neil Fingleton
as Sargorn Fight Sequen...
Derek Lea
as Guard
Jessica Newhouse-Smi...
as Visual Effects Coord...
Jean Colas Prunier
as CG Supervisor
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Critic Reviews for Jupiter Ascending

All Critics (212) | Top Critics (44)

Jupiter Ascending is my first guilty pleasure of the year, and like a Snickers bar, it's deliciously gooey and nutty at the same time.

Full Review… | October 21, 2015
Tulsa World

Jupiter Ascending is kind of goony and more than a little cheesy. But it has some absolutely spectacular highs, including an astonishingly complicated chase over and through Chicago that seems like the reason IMAX 3D was invented.

Full Review… | October 21, 2015
NOW Toronto

The seamless rendering of winged giant lizard henchmen and ornate spiracle space stations conjures up a transporting spectacle of wonderment that goes far to paint over the film's bland, derivative blemishes.

Full Review… | October 21, 2015
Cambridge Day

The effects are good. The film is well shot. But the performances are awful.

Full Review… | October 21, 2015
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

It's a decent idea that was overwhelmed by excess story and excess effects. Jupiter may be ascending, but its audience will leave shrugging.

Full Review… | October 21, 2015
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

by its second half Jupiter Ascending abandons big, crazy ideas for a default mode of repetitive action sequences, losing along the way both its distinctive weirdness and the viewer's attention.

Full Review… | September 17, 2015

Audience Reviews for Jupiter Ascending


Why folks are unhappy with this I can't imagine, especially since its a very old horse fancied up with new tricks. The rancher's daughter will lose the ranch to the mean old bank guy, she'll lose it sure, that is until the heroic young cowpoke comes in an mixes it up with the banker's minions. He'll finish with them just in time to cut her loose from the train tracks where the banker has tied her up. Update this well known formula with some cutting edge tech, change the setting from the past into the future and let'er fly. Not everything works out quite the way it was expected, mind you, but none the less it does work. Over-the-top sometimes (like with the flying rollerskates) but nonetheless solid entertainment value. With the Wachowskis much is expected, but this is by no means a lemon.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Holy moly........

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer


Oh my. Jupiter ought to have just sat down until she had a good story to tell. The story is strange and forced, albeit with nice special effects. There's little chemistry between Tatum and Kunis. Undoubtedly, this film must be Redmayne's biggest embarrassment since his performancee is so hammy and unnatural, and since it comes on the heals of "The Theory of Everything". "Jupiter Ascending" really is not very worth watching.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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