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The Wandering Earth's story won't win many points for originality, but this sci-fi epic earns its thrills with exciting set pieces and dazzling special effects. Read critic reviews

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When the sun dies out, the people of Earth build giant thrusters to move the planet out of orbit and sail to a new star system. After 2,500 years, young people continue the fight for everyone's survival.

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (11)

  • It's almost impressive how Gwo manages to rip off "Gravity," "Sunshine," and "2001," all at the same time.

    May 14, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • It's exactly the mix of cheesy and crowd-pleasing that you'd expect from a blockbuster, with eye-popping CGI sci-fi set dressing to give it a little extra oomph.

    May 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Critics well-versed in the relationship between state and cinema will undoubtedly have a lot to say about those themes, but this should not detract from the fact that, as a piece of broad entertainment, there is plenty to enjoy.

    May 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Once you get past the ridiculous central conceit and all the info dumps the film is a sturdy romp with several cool set pieces of the frozen world, some stellar interpretations of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and a pleasantly hopeful, humanitarian message.

    March 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Proves that when it comes to watching special-effects extravaganzas in which stock characters scramble to intervene while the planet faces obliteration, it's a small world after all.

    February 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The characters remain archetypes, but the film eventually earns its syrupy sentimentality.

    February 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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