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Pandorum (2009)



Critic Consensus: While it might prove somewhat satisfying for devout sci-fi fans, Pandorum's bloated, derivative plot ultimately leaves it drifting in space.

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Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything. Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed, and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.

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Dennis Quaid
as Lt. Payton
Ben Foster
as Corporal Bower
Cung Le
as Manh
Niels Bruno Schmidt
as Insane Officer "Eden"
Luna Mohmand
as Childhunter
André Hennicke
as Hunter Leader
Delphine Chuillot
as Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring
as Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe
as Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio
as Wounded Officer "Eden"
Jon Foster
as Big Russian Passenger
Jeff Burrell
as Trapped Officer "Eden"
Neelesha BaVora
as Female Crew Officer
Yangzom Brauen
as 2nd Lieutenant (Team 4)
Marco Albrecht
as Hunter Weasel
Dawid Szatarski
as Hunter Sharpe
Nico Marquardt
as Hunter Brute
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Critic Reviews for Pandorum

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (15)

Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from 'The Descent'.

October 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

The script's twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction.

October 1, 2009 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

According to the press notes, pandorum means "Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome"; whatever that is, by the end of the movie I was convinced I had caught it.

September 27, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

A grizzled Quaid and an intense Foster do their best to keep straight faces, but this is not an effort likely to figure prominently on their resumes.

September 27, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

As always, Foster sells the hell out of his role but non-sci-fi fans may well themselves be driven mad long before the end.

September 27, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The sort of thing that makes you wish you were playing a video game instead.

September 27, 2009 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pandorum

Huge sci fi fan and although this movie doesn't make you sick with excitement, it is at best an average sci fi that is enjoyable and doesn't bore you to death. Enough action to see you through, although predictable it does entertain.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Not scary, which is a big problem for a film that is trying to be a sci fi horror

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer


I just saw this movie,and for some stupid reason I like it. Yeah! The story isn't good, the acting is not so bad, and again FX are like made in 1980. But there was this nostalgia in me, remembering those so loved movies like Alien, Aliens...maybe wa that.

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer

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