Spaceship Earth

Critics Consensus

Spaceship Earth achieves liftoff as an engaging behind-the-scenes record of an audacious experiment -- and settles into orbit as poignant proof of the power of a shared dream.

87%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 98

66%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 47

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Spaceship Earth Videos

Spaceship Earth Photos

Movie Info

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

Cast

News & Interviews for Spaceship Earth

Critic Reviews for Spaceship Earth

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (85) | Rotten (13)

  • How a hippie-utopian notion became a reality - and turned into an Icarus-like parable of how big business and activism aren't the best bedfellows.

    May 20, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [Wolf's] documentary lacks the personality and drama that Biosphere 2 also lacked, and central questions about basic human functions within the project are unmentioned.

    May 18, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • "Spaceship Earth" is an interesting look at the origins of one Arizona's most interesting tourist attractions.

    May 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It unspools rather slowly... It could have come together better.

    May 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • An impressive example of basic storytelling techniques refined for maximum impact, each element reinforcing and feeding off every other element, as in the enclosed ecosystem that it depicts.

    May 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] documentary as inspiring as it is flat-out bizarre.

    May 8, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides