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Spectral (2016)




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Soldiers contend with a supernatural enemy more powerful than any mortal in this Legendary production starring Emily Mortimer, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Cory Hardrict. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Emily Mortimer
as Fran Madison
Bruce Greenwood
as General Orland
Jimmy Akingbola
as Sgt. Steve McFadden
Royce Pierreson
as Sgt, Lilo Diaz
Brian Caspe
as Outpost Tech
Tsogbaatar Batzorig
as Weapons Engineer
James Dever
as Sgt. Robin
Philip Bulcock
as Sgt. Chris Davis
Peter Schueller
as Sigint Tech
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All Critics (5)

For a mainstream supernatural-fantasy war film, Spectral is curiously devoted to rhapsodizing about science, and considering the moral implications of scientific discovery.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Spectral probably won't win many awards for originality, but if you're down for a "ghosts vs. soldiers" action flick that doesn't take itself all that seriously [and] moves at a nice pace... then Spectral will probably fit the bill.

December 14, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

More action than horror/sci-fi, but it works well to create an entertaining hybrid fueled by charismatic actors, strong CG work, and some solidly exciting combat sequences.

December 13, 2016 | Full Review…

A great movie that has a few problems that reach its climax during its final part, but manages to be very entertaining. [Full review in Spanish]

December 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite some impressive visuals and a few good supporting actors, Netflix's Spectral fails to leave an impact.

December 9, 2016 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spectral

An uninteresting sci fi thriller.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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The premise of mixing a war film and a ghost movie is actually pretty cool. The look and effects of the film are, too. It never feels cheap and delivers great action. Unfortunately the ghosts lose their horror appeal the more often they appear on screen. The showdown is still pretty exciting and spectacular but takes the CGI opponents a little too far. Sure, the film borrows from Aliens, Black Hawk Down and Edge of Tomorrow but the mix feels fresh enough and makes for decent entertainment. No more and no less.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


The premise is interesting and the visual effects are very good, but the plot is absurd and full of holes (the series of expository explanations in the end makes very little sense when you stop to think about it), feeling more like video game action than smart science fiction.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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