Life Reviews

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November 14, 2019
Life seems to refuse to accept its identity as a sci-fi horror film but provides a thrilling, disturbing, claustrophobic space tale.
October 10, 2019
Life's true, B-movie genius, lies in its ability to consistently put its ostensibly super-smart group of scientists and engineers in real, considerable danger.
October 8, 2019
For a film determined to convey the vicious struggle for self-sustaining life amongst conflicting organisms, things couldn't be more barren.
September 6, 2019
This film takes snakes on a plane to a whole new level.
August 30, 2019
It's well told, simply and effectively, and when bad stuff happens - and you know it will - it's as creepy as hell.
August 6, 2019
It's everything you'd want out of a horror movie in space movie. The story is efficient, the creature design is interesting, and the production is well-done.
July 20, 2019
It's ironic that a film about an alien feels so familiar.
April 23, 2019
The last third of the movie runs out of steam.
March 26, 2019
Life is a well crafted homage to science fiction horror movies. [Full review in Spanish]
March 22, 2019
Life keeps revisiting familiar territories, but Daniel Espinosa's space adventure does offer some suspense and manages to avoid several clichés along the way.
February 12, 2019
It's a familiar structure that has been repeated seemingly hundreds of times in the nearly 40 years since Ridley Scott basically perfected it with Alien. But it's well-crafted, doing a nice job of ratcheting up and maintaining the tension.
December 30, 2018
I can't tell you anything about the coterie that makes up this Alien-knockoff that isn't some generalization bluntly emphasized by its lowest common denominator, by-committee screenplay
November 2, 2018
To boil it down to the simplest sentiment, Life is plagiarism misinterpreted.
October 31, 2018
Sure, Life is simply an Alien knockoff, but it doesn't screw up the formula and proves there's still plenty of life left in the template.
October 31, 2018
The portrayal of women and people of color doesn't outright offend, but their renderings are as watery as the rest of this cinematic oatmeal.
October 31, 2018
There's just nothing here that you haven't already seen before in better films.
August 30, 2018
An entertaining edge of your seat horror/thriller that's crafted with such skill and precision with solid performances and amazing VFX from beginning to end.
August 30, 2018
Life is one of those films that really has to be seen on the big screen to truly experience it in all its splendour.
August 28, 2018
Life is not likely to shake up anybody's view of anything, including post-ALIEN space horror, but it works well enough as a genre entry that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel.
August 24, 2018
A surprisingly rote, by-the-numbers, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of thriller. By that standard, it more than gets the job done.
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