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Stranded (2013)



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Movie Info

When the isolated U.S. military moonbase is bombarded by a rogue meteor storm, Colonel Gerard Brauchman (Christian Slater) and his small crew are cut off from Earth with their life support failing. Before long, the crew discovers the meteors harbored alien spores...and they're replicating. Now a vicious, shape-shifting predatory life form is loose inside the crippled facility, picking off victims one by one. Locked in a desperate fight for survival, Brauchman and the terrified remaining astronauts have one final mission...keep the creature from escaping the moon and finding a new food supply on Earth. (c) RLJ Entertainmentmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Christian Piers Betley, Roger Christian
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2013
RLJ Entertainment - Official Site


Christian Slater
as Colonel Gerard Brauc...
Brendan Fehr
as Dr. Lance Krauss
Amy Matysio
as Ava Cameron
Michael Therriault
as Bruce Johns

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Critic Reviews for Stranded

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

It's a scrappy, unpretentious movie, with nicely calibrated pacing, but there's no logic, little motivation and above all, no personalities.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

It may be time for everyone to agree that if you've seen one trapped-in-space-with-an-alien-presence movie, you've seen them all.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Sometimes an earnest, easily forgettable B-movie is just what you're looking for. But rarely do you feel like spending 12 bucks to see it - especially when that appears also to be the film's entire budget.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

"Stranded" stops at being merely seriously dull and trite, rather than tipping into train-wreck silliness.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Slater is supposed to be incredulous about the existence of the alien threat, but he mostly seems incredulous about the script.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Mr. Slater, the only real name on view, looks embarrassed to be slumming in something so cheesy. But I liked the simplicity of the narrative structure and the lack of extraneous background information you get among most movie flight crews.

Full Review… | July 24, 2013
New York Observer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stranded


It's hard to find a great film that doesn't put its protagonist(s) up against a sufficient threat (be it physical or mental), and, until seeing 'Stranded' I didn't think it would be so easy to make what is initially a plausible danger into somewhat of a laughing stock.

Granted I don't love the film; but imagine you are halfway through 'John Carpenter's Thing' (Just far enough so you know what you're dealing with) and suddenly, out of nowhere, one of the parasitic life forms starts running on a treadmill with a cheesy grin on its face, sounds pretty dumb, right? Well, believe it or not, that's the moment I knew 'Stranded' was a mostly lost cause, I don't want to see an alien hitting the treadmill for a jog, I want to see it destroying people's faces.

As tempting as it is to point out all the dumb alien antics (look out for vacuum switchero moment) I can't deny that there were some positive aspects to the film; some of the visuals were pretty nice, and I appreciate the heavy use of practical effects, Slater does the best with what he's got (although everyone else doesn't), and, for about 25 minutes things are pretty exciting. Perhaps if the alien threat was postponed, maybe even eliminated things would of turned out a bit better. I can only wish that alien didn't go for a jog.

Cameron Sherwell
Cameron Sherwell

Super Reviewer


Derivative tripe, Stranded is a piece of garbage that's not even fit to air on the SyFy Channel. The acting is terrible and the sets look like they came from a cheap model kit. Additionally, the plot's little more than a bad knock-off of Alien. It's pathetic crap like this that gives sci-fi a bad name.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Astronauts are some of the most intelligent people in the history of human civilization who are psychologically screened and trained incredibly well to foresee and competently handle a variety of possible crises and disasters. Of course when something like the International Space Station costs over $100 Billion, you'd need to make damn sure it's in good hands.

So you can quickly spot shitty sci-fi when all the astronauts are complete bumblings idiots and emotional unstable dramawhores who catastrophically fumble the most simple and basic of tasks.

Yep. This is another one of those. And it delivers garbage writing in spades. Avoid at all costs.

Stranded Quotes

Colonel Gerard Brauchman: We dont strand a chance against the alien vampire army.
– Submitted by Gregory H (2 years ago)

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