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Life Reviews

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March 23, 2017
Life is effectively a B-movie dressed up as something more, following a formulaic narrative, and yet is one elevated by the stellar cast and big budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2017
Despite a layer of derivative blandness, there's something downright invigorating about a film without loftier ambitions than providing slasher-in-space pulp.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 23, 2017
While Life is a big, sinister monster movie, it's not without humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2017
It's just a rock-solid genre exercise with a great cast, superb production values and a strong sense of zero-gravity claustrophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
March 23, 2017
Life's combination of a photogenic cast and arresting cinematography and FX should go some way towards countering its somewhat predictable plotting.
March 23, 2017
More inevitable than frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2017
Part Alien, part Gravity, just not as good as either of them. But Life whips along at a decent pace and deploys enough engaging action sequences to make it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2017
Taken on its entertainingly trashy terms, Espinosa's film does most of the things you want from it quite well ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2017
Director Daniel Espinosa has all the architectural understanding of a cockroach caught in the bathroom light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2017
Yep, it's another "Alien" clone. A few good gruesome moments, but that's about all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2017
Throat-squeezing verisimilitude exhibited early on gives way to a rote genre exercise; nevertheless a tight, twitchy, muscular ride.
March 22, 2017
The kind of popcorn munching scare fest that features just the right amount of tension and plot-twists to keep things lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2017
A taut but puzzling space thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2017
Life is a solid SF thriller that never manages to elevate itself into the realms of the truly memorable
March 22, 2017
No more than a extended episode of the Twilight Zone from 1962, Life does have a nasty punch line in store and for that alone, it is smarter than your average sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2017
A slick, suspenseful and stomach-churning sci-fi thriller, Life is the perfect Alien movie right now for those getting all twitchy waiting for the next Alien movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 22, 2017
Daniel Espinosa's new feature provides incontrovertible proof that, well over three decades after that polyp-like succubus exploded out of John Hurt's stomach in Ridley Scott's Alien, the sci-fi horror film is alive and well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2017
You'll have forgotten it by the time you touch down in the cinema lobby.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2017
How this by-the-numbers sci-fi horror managed to blast free of the DVD bin and engage A-list stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds is hard to figure out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2017
At the last moment, Reese and Wernick and director Daniel Espinosa hit their retro-rockets for a neat little 180-degree twist, thankfully reversing the prevailing mood of sucrose fatalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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