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  • Summary: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone - and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined. (Overture Films)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Justine Elias
    Pandorum is a dark, disquieting dream worth watching out for.
  2. Handsomely mounted, emotionally involving sci-fi movies don't often show up in the darkened galaxies of our theatre chains. So Alvart's English-language debut is definitely a film you want to catch on the big screen. Just don't sit too close, lest you end up with a dose of pandorum.
  3. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    How brazenly can one film rip off "Alien," "I Am Legend," and, somewhat oddly, "The Poseidon Adventure"?
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Special effects are none too convincing, while sound effects are of the cheaply jolting variety favored by producer Paul W.S. Anderson in his films as director ("Resident Evil," "Event Horizon"). Other tech credits are, like the pic as a whole, lazily derivative.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Keeps its audience in the dark -- literally and figuratively -- far too long to be of much use besides as a patience-trying exercise in reference spotting.
  6. According to the press notes, pandorum means “Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome”; whatever that is, by the end of the movie I was convinced I had caught it.
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    In all fairness, the sheer, overwhelming mediocrity of everything about Pandorum – Travis Milloy's hackneyed, ultra-derivative script, Alvart's plodding pacing and dull direction, even the eventual crimson tide of gore that duly arrives just in time to keep audience members over the age of 13 from dozing off – may well constitute a new breed of horror: In space, no one can hear you snore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 118
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    This was and is, a great movie. Living up to it's genre, it really sets you in the darkest corner of the ship it's placed in. Well scripted, awesome acting and surprising twists leave this movie with you catched into it. A must watch for Sci-fi thriller fans! Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2014
    LOVED this movie! I couldn't disagree more with the critics. It had strong acting, great action sequences, good special effects, creepy monsters, interesting plot twists, and a satisfying ending. After it was over, I was left wanting to know what happened next. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2011
    Vastly underrated movie. One of the best space films of recent years. Great story, with plenty of twists and a great ending, cool mutant design as well. Just another great example of how wrong the critics can be. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    My opinion has never differed so noticeably from critics' ones than now. Definitely one of the best sci-fi releases of the decade. The plot and the twists, at least the major one, is unpredictable even to me - I consider myself a critical and skeptic person. Summa summarum, a refreshing movie in an era of boredom. I am pleased. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    I'm not generally a big fan of horror but there is no scarier setting than space and I think this movie was excellent, the twists and turns were unexpected and I was genuinely surprised by some of them which doesn't seem to happen very often anymore. Worth seeing for sure, and as with many of the other user reviews I must say I have never disagreed with critics more, their comparisons to previous Sci-Fi films are lazy and poorly considered. Really I think it boils down to the fact that very few critics like sci-fi and they tend to look down on it. I would say if you are a sci-fi fan this is worth checking out. Expand
  6. May 22, 2011
    Good acting, Great plot, Might have seen the ending coming until they opened the hatch and there was just BLACK. Oddly that moment was almost the most disturbing before the its revealed what happened. Didn't see the Dennis Quaid being the bad guy thing coming. Just good and enjoyable, it kept me interested and surprised me. Expand
  7. Kev
    Dec 3, 2010
    This Movie was crap. Dark, poor acting and I watched it with no idea what was going on. Waste of time and money, don't bother. Crappy cheap syntho music, crappy cheap out of work or just starting out actors. 1 Expand

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