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October 17, 2017
It is interesting to see a movie nearly totally filmed in what would naturally be a gravity free environment. The acting is very good considering the material they had to work with - basically an alien rewrite with a predictable course of events. Not worth seeing twice me thinks.
½ October 16, 2017
It was freaky and the end just left you with a sinking feeling. It was good.
½ October 16, 2017
Qué película tan más horrible.
October 15, 2017
Special effects, cinematography, visuals were top notch but it was a poor Alien clone and the script was weak. And they show the creature too much so it wasn't scary whenever the score became overly bombastic. Also there was a shot of blatant Sony product placement in the beginning and it stuck out like a sore thumb. But the film had the decency of killing off the most annoying character first.
½ October 15, 2017
Some good suspenseful atmosphere and cinematography, a rather modern take on Alien. However suffers from a bit too many illogical character decisions which were mainly for dramatic and cinematic reasons, but this is supposed to be sci-fi, so perhaps one too many leaps of logic.
October 15, 2017
Life might not have any surprises or new ideas, but it has a fantastic cast, beautiful direction and and a great sense of tone and pace. Even when the twists feel predictable, you can't help but smile and be glued to your seat. This may not be a film that stays in your memory for ever but it is one of the truly great switch-off-your-brain rides and has some pleasantly chilling moments as well. Totally worth it.
½ October 15, 2017
Extremely disappointing that so many resources were put to use in producing this film. Good cast that deliver a good performance however they can not lift the generic narrative that offers nothing new. Each plot point offers frustration and relishes in rehashed boredom.
October 13, 2017
Although similar to Alien the suspense builds to the very end. Thoroughly enjoyed this film. Well worth a watch.
½ October 13, 2017
Boring and predictable from the get-go. Great cast wasted on a flimsy plot. It's basically an Alien rip-off without the world or character-building. Space movies like this need to have a point, otherwise it's just rehashing the same tired thriller tropes.
October 12, 2017
According to Stephen Hawking alien life forms will likely be hostile. Yep, it is hostile, but it has a cute name so don't worry about Hawking's logical presumption, and pet the alien life form like it is your dog. When it goes dormant, shock it back to life, what could go wrong? Oh, right, we don't have an adequate containment box or lab, no problem, just shock it back to life, it will understand. Better still, have a crew filled with egg heads and a commander that has no sense of protocols, what could possibly go wrong? The movie could go wrong, and it does. If you want to see a movie with Jake and Ryan, then see this movie. If you want a more realistic sifi movie about a supposedly controlled contact that doesn't go according to plan, see an oldie but goodie, the Andromeda Strain. I gave it one star for the alien creature which was the only character that made sense.
October 10, 2017
could have been so much more
½ October 9, 2017
Though it has a plot you've probably seen before, Life is a pretty tense movie with a good cast and an ending I didn't see coming.
½ October 8, 2017
If you haven't seen "Life," don't bother, one of the worst, if not THE worst movie I've seen this year. decent acting, terrible script.
½ October 7, 2017
This movie is well produced with great cinematography in the opening sequences, and the cast is solid. It has good effects and a cool, creepy creature design. Unfortunately the story is derivative (comparisons to "Alien" are inevitable) and the direction is somewhat pedestrian, although there are a few tense and suspenseful moments. My biggest problem is with star name talent (Gyllenhaal and Reynolds) in roles that could have used lesser names. These blockbuster names are distracting with Reynolds sounding like Deadpool in space. This is pretty average fare.
October 7, 2017
It's like everyone in this movie is playing a person who knows they're in a horror movie and not an astronaut/scientist. There isn't even a basic acknowledgement of simple science and it makes the whole movie unwatchable.
October 7, 2017
The whole movie is the sequence of stupid and illogical actions.
It is supposed to be scary, but it is so mediocre that it is actually boring. Be prepared to facepalm yourself multiple times.

Despite great cast, it is disappointing.
October 6, 2017
Watch Aliens instead
½ September 30, 2017
Creepy and entertaining, if not unbelievable and somewhat unoriginal.
½ September 30, 2017
This movie sells it self as Science Fiction, but in reality its scientific inaccuracies border beyond belief of what I thought was possible in a developed country, anyone who has access to google and took the time to do basic fact checking should have known better. The aforementioned notwithstanding, this movie has much bigger problems, the writing is that bad that it relies on said scientific inaccuracies and dumb plot lines to keep the story going. A movie doesn't need to be totally scientifically accurate if it is written well enough, a willing movie goer should be willing to suspend some disbelief for at least the duration of the movie because, as the old proverb goes, "don't let the truth get in the way of a good story", unfortunately the bad writing and scientific inaccuracies were so frequent and to such a degree that it was impossible for me to suspend disbelief for more than a couple minutes...If it wasn't for its big budget actors and special effects this movie would be nothing more than a very bad B-horror set in space...
September 29, 2017
Suspenseful enough, though it does feel like an Alien remake.
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