Another Earth

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  • Summary: In another earth, Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of aIn another earth, Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. (Fox Searchlight) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Ray Greene
    Jul 20, 2011
    100
    What I can say is if you're flesh and blood, and have ever suffered a substantial loss, you will be moved by Another Earth. And also renewed.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 29, 2011
    88
    What's impressive is how well this film joins its parts into a whole.
  3. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Aug 6, 2011
    80
    Shot in verite style with handheld cameras and rule-breaking quick cuts, Cahill's film moves slowly between moments of heartache and quiet beauty.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jul 28, 2011
    75
    Another Earth has heft - emotionally, intellectually.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jul 2, 2011
    70
    Out there, to say the least, but rescued from risibility by its well-matched lead performances and crazy low-budget ambition.
  6. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jul 21, 2011
    60
    A coming-of-adulthood story that improbably blends a plaintive drama with romantic longing and far-out science fiction.
  7. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jul 20, 2011
    25
    It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of-
a-car-crash movies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    Another Earth is one of the most thought provoking movies I've seen in a long time. My initial thoughts were that this was another "what if"Another Earth is one of the most thought provoking movies I've seen in a long time. My initial thoughts were that this was another "what if" sci-fi scenario movie, but there are surprisingly few flaws in the story line. I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 minutes I spent sitting in a daydream after the final scene, trying to process what I just saw. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2012
    9
    I saw this film at the Locarno film festival and really didn't know what to expect. But Another Earth captured me from the first frame andI saw this film at the Locarno film festival and really didn't know what to expect. But Another Earth captured me from the first frame and held my attention till the end. While Earth 2 remains in the background and only serves as a metaphor for another (better?) life, the Inception-like conclusion is worth watching it. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2011
    9
    Another Earth contains both an outward looking expansionist grand vision and an inward focused deep introspection. First, the external andAnother Earth contains both an outward looking expansionist grand vision and an inward focused deep introspection. First, the external and gargantuan stimulus is that another planet appears in the sky. At first, itâ Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2013
    8
    "Another Earth" is arty and glorious, with lots of breathtaking scenes and an astonishing background, "Another Earth" is a romantic movie"Another Earth" is arty and glorious, with lots of breathtaking scenes and an astonishing background, "Another Earth" is a romantic movie depending on the Another Earth element, but it is quiet different that I expected, although it is still fantastic. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I like the stripped-down look of the movie, and the theme is interesting (no matter how preposterous it is - and how much better it was fleshed our in Fringe and tens of other sci-fi franchises). As a post-crash story, it's fairly conventional, but both lead actors are terrific. I had no idea that Brit Marling also wrote the story - good for her. The way the movie ends is a big no-no in many circles. Again, I've tried it in my own writing and have gotten bludgeoned for doing it. But I appreciate the questions it raises. If this were a mini-series or full TV season that were to end on that note, you'd probably have many more angry viewers, but for a 2-hour movie, I suppose it's an acceptable tactic. Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2011
    5
    Nice acting, but not much of a story. I really enjoyed the restrained style of this film, but the story never really amounted to much moreNice acting, but not much of a story. I really enjoyed the restrained style of this film, but the story never really amounted to much more than a typical after-school special. (And the sage, self-blinded Indian janitor was just completely ridiculous and a bit offensive.) Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2015
    0
    The best thing about this movie is that it's only about an hour and a half long. However, you'll be spending all your time waiting forThe best thing about this movie is that it's only about an hour and a half long. However, you'll be spending all your time waiting for something that never really happens. There is no real plot twist or any visual appeal. What you get is a terrible drama that would have been better off without the other Earth gimmick. Another Earth is undoubtedly the worst movie I've seen to date. Expand

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