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Passengers (2016)



Critic Consensus: Passengers proves Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence work well together -- and that even their chemistry isn't enough to overcome a fatally flawed story.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, with the lives of thousands of passengers in jeopardy.

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Jennifer Lawrence
as Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt
as Jim Preston
Laurence Fishburne
as Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia
as Captain Norris
Vince Foster
as Executive Officer
Kara Flowers
as Communications officer
Conor Brophy
as Crew Member
Julee Cerda
as Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau
as Best Friend
Lauren Farmer
as Party Friend
Emerald Mayne
as Party Friend
Kristin Brock
as Party Friend
Tom Ferrari
as Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge
as Party Friend
Desmond Reid
as Party Friend
Emma Clarke
as Voice of the Avalon
Emma Clarke
as Voice of the Avalon
Chris Edgerly
as InfoMat Voice/Deejay
Fred Melamed
as Observatory Voice
Matt Corboy
as Video Game Voice
Jesus Mendoza
as Hector, the Robot Waiter
Alpha Takahashi
as Sushi Robot Waitress
Matthew Wolf
as French Restaurant Robot Waiter
Jean-Michel Richaud
as French Restaurant Robot Waiter
as Michel Richaud-French Restaurant Robot Waiter
Jon Spaihts
as Autodoc Voice
Joy Spears
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Passengers

All Critics (224) | Top Critics (41)

Ironically, Passengers is at its most evocative when capturing a state of utter tedium.

December 23, 2016 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Fixing the malfunctioning Avalon requires addressing the fundamental damage, but the film seems to argue that the same does not hold true for the human heart.

December 23, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

Passengers, a fairy tale set aboard a luxury spaceliner, has billion-dollar ideas and five-cent guts.

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the filmmakers had delved into the direness of their situation and mined it for more than just a grand-scale lovers' spat in outer space, the movie might have been more than a sleek, well-designed curiosity.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Disappointing at best, problematic at worst.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Passengers is an odd movie but its central questions and dilemmas are compelling and there's enough here of substance for the impressions to linger. Problems aside, it's a journey worth taking.

December 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Passengers

Stupid? Maybe a little. Also, acting apparently isn't a craft that has thrived in the interstellar future: the most effective parts seem to arrive only when the actors aren't actually on screen. Although "Passengers" has its problems and doesn't quite deliver on the social and ethical issues it attempts to drive, the film has spectacular visual effects and is a real thrill ride.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Full of the worst clichés you can think of, expository dialogue and cheesy references (even to The Shining, for no good reason), this is an immoral and horribly corny little romance that wants us to feel sympathy towards a selfish bastard as he proves to a woman that he is the "best" thing for her.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Big money behind big special effects tends to suggest a big story. Nope, not here. Instead this huge edifice is like one of those over huge luxury condos that're empty in every American town, pretending as if there's a local economy huge enough to support such. This leaves it up to the charisma of the 3 leads to sustain this and, credit to them all, they almost pull it off.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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