Predestination Reviews

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July 17, 2019
Perhaps more ambitious than its means, it's a film that manages to intrigue and engross with a narrative that virtually creates the odor of the musty, yellowed pages of the writing style it's been borrowed from.
May 16, 2019
Forget four dimensions; Predestination struggles to break out of two.
November 10, 2018
...a notably imaginative film noir that craftily elevates the genre into an alluring confection. Dark, moody and visibly challenging, Predestination gleefully plots and twists its way into a hearty submission of inspired Science Fiction contemplation.
October 10, 2018
In a way, Snook is the heart of Predestination... and by the time the film ends, you'll realize it is a strong and beautiful one.
August 21, 2018
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.
August 21, 2018
Very smart writing and editing, and a rare film to get time travel right.
December 16, 2017
For a faithful adaptation of a short story, the film is packed with plot twists and narrative surprises and the challenge faced by the Spierig Brothers is obscuring details that would give away the twists without making it obvious.
September 27, 2017
This is cerebral sci-fi with a strong emotional undertow, largely thanks to Snook, who gives a heart-tugging performance as the gender-addled person of mystery.
January 9, 2016
Trippy sci-fi thriller.
January 2, 2016
A largely faithful adaptation of a 1958 Robert A. Heinlein short story, Michael and Peter Spierig's Predestination is a time-travel yarn that worked fine as a 13-page read, but as a film the time-bendy elements come across as sub-Primer at best.
April 24, 2015
Hawks and Snook's performances pack a surprising emotional punch, and even if you spot the film's big twist coming you will still want to watch it all over again to spot all the deftly placed clues.
March 1, 2015
Sarah Snook gives an immaculate, wholly-formed Star Is Born performance of the first order.
February 28, 2015
Perhaps the best adaptation to date of a story written by science fiction legend Robert A. Heinlein. This is a very complex story and it is handled well by The Spierig Brothers, who co-wrote and co-directed the film.
February 23, 2015
... packs a powerful emotional punch thanks to its sensitive treatment of emotive themes and an incredible, multi-layered performance from Sarah Snook.
February 23, 2015
Had this been any more sincere or stony-faced it simply wouldn't work, instead thriving in the frivolity of it all.
February 22, 2015
The film leaps into a dizzy abyss of temporal paradoxes, made all the dizzier by its transgender premise - a modern Tiresias myth plaited into a Möbius strip.
February 20, 2015
A thoughtful, if wonky, small-scale epic of retro-futurism.
February 20, 2015
It requires complete attention but the reward is a compelling, low-tech, existential sci-fi yarn with real heart and soul.
February 20, 2015
One of Ethan Hawke's strengths as an actor is his willingness to jump between arthouse fare and B-movie genre fodder.
February 19, 2015
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