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Fun genre fare with uncommon intelligence, Predestination serves as a better-than-average sci-fi adventure -- and offers a starmaking turn from Sarah Snook.



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PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost. (C) Vertical

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Ethan Hawke
as The Bartender
Sarah Snook
as The Unmarried Mother
Noah Taylor
as Mr. Robertson
Christopher Kirby
as Agent Miles
Madeleine West
as Mrs. Stapleton

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Critic Reviews for Predestination

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (29)

  • This yarn - based on sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein's short story All You Zombies - is never less than intriguing, even if it does threaten to unravel at the slightest tug on a thread of loose logic.

    Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • One of Ethan Hawke's strengths as an actor is his willingness to jump between arthouse fare and B-movie genre fodder.

    Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Like all time-travel stories, this inevitably trips on its own causal illogic - but not before it's offered you a taste of something genuinely rich and strange, and probably toxic.

    Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The most interesting time-travel movie since Primer.

    Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Predestination's pace is too slack, and the brothers are so painfully tentative as storytellers that the easily guessed big twist gets three separate reveals.

    Jan 13, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • A messy but affecting parable about fate, gender, and identity. And time, which combines the three.

    Jan 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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