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Pandorum Reviews

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Matt Neal
The Standard
September 15, 2010
[Pandorum] might seem like a potentially cool movie, but unfortunately the key word is "potentially".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
September 25, 2009
Unfortunately the explanation is full of holes, and anyway less than interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Perri Nemiroff
August 12, 2010
It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
October 4, 2009
Pandorum is neither schlocky enough to be an enjoyable genre flick, nor smart enough to provoke any original thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2009
Pandorum's insistence on action sequence after action sequence, reveal after reveal, tension upon tension deadens the effect any of it might have had in a more gracefully developed narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 25, 2009
The further Bower journeys into the spacecraft's bowels, with Payton providing navigation tips from back in their original sleep chamber, the less Pandorum unnerves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Hazelton
Screen International
September 28, 2009
Over-acting is endemic. Quaid can't do much with his very limited role, and Foster seems miscast.
Rob Vaux
September 28, 2009
Remember the scene in Star Trek where Dr. McCoy talks about all the horrible ways you can die in space? Pandorum is basically a visual aid for that speech.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Simon Abrams
New York Press
October 2, 2009
[Pandorum] makes no sense. It doesn't really try to by the end but nevertheless, it should be said up front so that nobody has any illusions about the film since its creators certainly didn't.
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
September 25, 2009
Pandorum isn't all that bad, it just isn't good either. Fans of films like Event Horizon, Alien 3, and Resident Evil are sure to get their money worth, but I feel anyone outside of the "club" is sure to be disappointed. Watch with caution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 25, 2009
Throughout, some obvious questions pop up immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
A gorgeous production design can't save the picture from trying too hard to dazzle with very little inspiration, and while Pandorum is easy to stare at, it can be a seriously punishing sit.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Prairie Miller
December 28, 2009
Veering between alarmist adventure on other planets and assault on viewer senses here at home, the claustrophobic cinematic terrorism seems to come awfully close to wielding a movie as a deadly weapon up on the screen.
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
October 5, 2009
flirts with greatness with an impressive first half filled with thrills and solid pacing but it stumbles in its more action-oriented second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 11, 2009
Clenches its teeth grimly as it blunders through its overstuffed plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
October 4, 2009
Pandorum doesn't make a whole lot of sense and is shot and edited in a way that only adds to the confusion. In space nobody can hear you scratching your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kofi Outlaw
January 27, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 4, 2009
Action mayhem full of gibbering hominoids, hanging corpses and a few live stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
October 4, 2009
There are some well-executed sequences, but the story makes nothing but a mess of its borrowed ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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