Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)



Critic Consensus: Voyage of Time: Life's Journey might be minor Malick, but for acolytes -- or viewers up for an absorbingly deliberate look at the cosmos -- it's well worth a watch.

Movie Info

Terrence Malick's first documentary has been described by the director himself as "one of my greatest dreams". It is a collage film (like Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio) that intends to illustrate the birth and death of an undiscovered universe. A film that promises to be highly experimental and perhaps Malick's most ambitious film. The story of the universe itself, with powerful images, from the Big Bang to the Mesozoic era and through the present and beyond, based on a project conceived decades ago. The film was made in two versions, a long one for theatres with Cate Blanchett as the narrator, and a 40' version for Imax with Brad Pitt as the narrator.


Critic Reviews for Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

This version... bogged down as it is by insipid narration and a punishing running length, makes this Voyage of Time a trip not worth taking.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Like a feature-length artist's rendition of the known universe.

September 13, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an experience that I haven't been able to shake, like a waking dream.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Somehow we're never truly surprised by any of its wonders.

September 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Making a film that has the contemporary aspect of a planetarium show is, in its way, a deeply cool and populist thing to do, and "Voyage of Time" is likely to connect with audiences ...

September 6, 2016 | Full Review…

A uniquely vivid work.

September 6, 2016 | Full Review…

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