Serenity Reviews

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February 28, 2020
Sadly, it seems certain that Whedon listened too carefully to the suits at Fox who told him to pump up the action.
November 19, 2019
Fans are sure to be pleased, but if writer/director Josh Whedon is looking to develop a new fan base, Serenity isn't the way to do it.
April 27, 2019
Boasting an intriguing plotline, breakneck pacing, characters with depth and a good deal of knowing humor alongside some gobsmacking special effects, Serenity is the true successor to [Star Wars].
October 25, 2018
Thank you, [Joss], for creating this world, for seeing it through, and for giving us die-hard fans the closure we so desperately needed. You just earned yourself a lifetime pass from geeks everywhere.
September 7, 2017
A lovely example of TV sci-fi doing what it does best, and with an amount of money that no TV sci-fi ever had at its disposal.
August 24, 2017
. . .it's got plenty of sci-fi soul food including tough-talking space cowboys with marshmallow hearts, blistering boobie babes, sassy sidekicks and blood thirsty savages.
February 12, 2016
Whedon's years in TV have helped him hone a clean, efficient, entertaining style grounded in character, camaraderie and his trademark dialogue...
August 10, 2012
After suffering through a summer crammed with TV shows being remade into movies, it's refreshing to see a movie based on a TV show that is so entertaining that it actually makes you want to go and see the show of which the movie was created.
March 30, 2011
New viewers will be a little bit lost, and old fans won't get quite everything they wanted, but there's enough going on in Serenity and it's all so much fun that it doesn't matter.
October 18, 2008
In the end you are left with the feeling that Whedon works better on television than in the cinema.
January 15, 2008
Hardcore fans will undoubtedly be satisfied but its unlikely this will spread much beyond that audience, and even they will find it lacks that human spark and freshness that made the series distinctive and appealing.
September 23, 2007
For what it is -- viewed as filmmaking in and of itself -- Serenity is tense and smoothly put together.
July 10, 2007
A magnificent closer to the series, and Whedon shows how much love he has for his fans by giving us a quality finisher...
June 6, 2007
Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen.
August 31, 2006
Firefly finally has the triumphant finale fans longed for: the excitingly tense, often surprising and even more frequently comical Serenity. Fans will rejoice.
June 24, 2006
The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun.
May 27, 2006
In the context of an action cinema driven by false hope, misogyny and sadism, Serenity is an inspiring respite.
May 12, 2006
The movie is a sci-fi buccaneer swashbuckler; Whedon hits all the obligatory space-opera notes, and he does it with a degree of verbal wit and agile pacing that could teach George Lucas a thing or two.
May 12, 2006
Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten.
May 5, 2006
Has a simultaneously sprawling yet intimate quality.
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