Passengers Reviews

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January 11, 2017
The film's greatest sin is its intrinsic dullness.
January 6, 2017
The production design here is spectacular and utopian - a delirious idea of a future that's perfectable, a world without blemish.
December 23, 2016
Ironically, Passengers is at its most evocative when capturing a state of utter tedium.
December 23, 2016
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
Once or twice Passengers seems like Antonioni in space -- no higher compliment.
December 23, 2016
Lawrence is, once more, simply great in this, just so vivid and fascinating to watch, her idiosyncratic face our total focus, her athleticism outdoing Pratt's: she is completely the life of the film.
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December 22, 2016
Passengers, a fairy tale set aboard a luxury spaceliner, has billion-dollar ideas and five-cent guts.
December 22, 2016
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
To say that Passengers is a disappointment does not quite capture the lazy surface-gloss inanity that defines so much of it.
December 22, 2016
Derivative but perfectly watchable and rather luxurious ...
December 22, 2016
Disappointing at best, problematic at worst.
December 21, 2016
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
Perhaps as a well-written play for a cast of three, "Passengers" might have been first class. Instead, it's just another mediocre thrill ride.
December 21, 2016
Who knows why Mr. Pratt and Ms. Lawrence signed up for this production; still, they're both pros and they do what they can with the wretched material.
December 21, 2016
Ostensibly we're supposed to like Pratt and Lawrence together, yet Pratt's character does something so unforgivable to Lawrence's at the outset that their ensuing interactions simmer with a mix of horror and disbelief.
December 21, 2016
The spectacle feels lifeless and what could have been a challenging moral provocation dissolves into sappy, feel-good pandering. Lawrence and Pratt deserve better. So do audiences.
December 21, 2016
At best, Passengers is glib and cutesy in the face of otherwise serious themes. At worst, it's an argument that men can do whatever they want with the knowledge that things will always work out for them.
December 21, 2016
Inside this failed picture there's a sicker, darker, more truthful one crying to get out.
December 21, 2016
Lawrence and Pratt are both big movie stars and they look good, fulfilling the minimum requirements of holiday movie fare. But "Passengers" is a missed shot at something more worthy of their talents.
December 21, 2016
"Passengers" hinges on a morally dubious act that the filmmakers gloss over in a series of creepy justifications and a sudden third-act reversal.
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