Prospect

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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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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (5)

  • 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.

    November 9, 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.

    November 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.

    November 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • While the effort is admirable and there are elements that work, Prospect never clicked for me.

    March 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There's plenty of evident, if nascent talent.

    March 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.

    March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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  • Apr 08, 2020
    Prospect is a rare sci fi indie gem. The film may lack the budget to have an epic cinematic masterpiece scope, but it has the strength of its cast to invest us in the characters. This film takes what could've been a giant swing and a miss, and turns it into one of the better sci fi films of its year. I caught this on 4k and must say it looked amazing. You couldn't fault the filmmakers for the world they created, it was truly unique and offered endless possibilities. Unpredictable and well acted, this is just one of those films you need to see. Impressive work and I look forward to the next adventure for these filmmakers and actors. 25/03/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer

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