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The Space Between Us (2017)

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Critic Consensus: The Space Between Us strands its star-crossed young lovers in a mind-numbingly vast expanse of shameless cheese that will send all but the most forgiving viewers eye-rolling for the exits.

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In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

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Critic Reviews for The Space Between Us

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Won't come close to troubling your heartstrings, let alone the space between your ears.

February 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

By the time you get to the money shot of two lovers kissing in zero gravity, you'll either be deep in this movie's pocket or have fallen into a diabetic coma.

February 4, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A sci-fi-tinged heap of sentimentality.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Every once in a while a movie proves to be truly inexplicable. Not because of the plot, or why the characters do what they do, but because of an ineffable idiocy that can't be explained by conventional lapses of judgment, ambition or competence.

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The Space Between Us attempts to take young love to literally new heights before crash-landing into an earthbound hash of schmaltzy clichés and romantic absurdities.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

As the token adults, Carla Gugino looks concerned, which is understandable, and Gary Oldman shouts a lot, possibly to keep himself awake.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Space Between Us

½

Not cheese, but a kind of waxy, yellow build-up that could be referred to as cheese. Nonsensical, and not ashamed of it. Two of my favorite actors are in this and so I will say no more in the off chance that perhaps I might meet them one day.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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The only thing that stands out in this film is NASA having more money and resources than Matt Damon had in The Martian and the primary plot device being emotional manipulation. The solution to Gardner's medical problems is absurd and even the big twist at the end you feel absolutely nothing for because you don't believe it for a second. The Space Between Us is a romantic science fiction film that is nearly as insulting as a sci-fi as it is insulting as a romance.

Jacob Smith
Jacob Smith

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½

There is something great about The Space Between Us, but the fact how it focuses more on romance than what it actually is kills the purpose of why this film should indeed exist. This film failed to deliver an actual interesting plot of science.

EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer

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