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Life Reviews

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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
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
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
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
March 22, 2017
Heart-pounding tension spoilt by jarring plot holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2017
A riveting reminder that it still ain't smart to mess with Mother Nature!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 19, 2017
A high-end "Alien" knockoff, so polished and attractively cast that you might sometimes forget it has almost the same plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2017
"Life's" a thrill when it's smart, but it's even more exciting when the characters are dumb - which is ultimately a paradox the film wears proudly, to the possible extinction of the human race.
March 19, 2017
"Life" is lean, mean, and terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 19, 2017
Life borrows a lot from Alien, but it's still scary fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 19, 2017
Life is a fun, if inch-deep, monster movie that stars one hell of a creepy creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2017
A welcome addition to the genre, although it is slower and more grounded in reality than the science fiction movies to which modern audiences have become accustomed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 23, 2017
More inevitable than frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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