Prospect (2018)


Critic Consensus: Fueled by character development and setting instead of special effects, Prospect is a sci-fi story whose style is defined - and enriched -- by its limitations.


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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgement, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.


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The defiantly lo-fi "Prospect" is a smartly entertaining throwback that doesn't need a Marvel movie's worth of CGI to make its point.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The film balances genre thrills with a detailed depiction of prospecting on an alien world, created via a mix of practical locations (shot in a damp Northwestern forest) and some psychedelic digital backdrops.

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It's rare to see a sci-fi movie that genuinely has a true grit to it, a characteristic that bolsters its screenplay through its more underwhelming passages.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While the effort is admirable and there are elements that work, Prospect never clicked for me.

Mar 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There's plenty of evident, if nascent talent.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

"Prospect" has one thing that most indie sci-fi movies don't, and which any human desperately needs when traveling to unfamiliar worlds: atmosphere.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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