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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. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Justine Elias
    75
    Pandorum is a dark, disquieting dream worth watching out for.
  3. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    58
    How brazenly can one film rip off "Alien," "I Am Legend," and, somewhat oddly, "The Poseidon Adventure"?
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    30
    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.
  5. Claustrophobic, tedious sci-fi thriller.
  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.
  7. 0
    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: 11 out of 121
  1. JohnS.
    Jan 23, 2010
    10
    To hell with the critics. Awesome movie!
  2. HooahE
    Oct 16, 2009
    10
    A great movie, I do not know why this is getting such bad reviews, this story has somewhat been done before but the execution of it is new, A great movie, I do not know why this is getting such bad reviews, this story has somewhat been done before but the execution of it is new, exciting and very good. I guess people are complaining about how its so dark,t but thats half of why this movie is so scary. If i had to explain it, it would be a mix of the movie Even Horizon (except good) and the video game Dead Space. Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    10
    One of the best Sci-Fi movies I have ever seen. Great cast, involving story, crazy action, scary moments, adventurous. A good movie to watchOne of the best Sci-Fi movies I have ever seen. Great cast, involving story, crazy action, scary moments, adventurous. A good movie to watch at night in the dark. Worth buying, entertaining enough to watch more than once. Expand
  4. AndreR.
    Apr 10, 2010
    8
    Very enjoyable sci-fi yarn. Similar to Event Horizon in some ways.
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    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 turnsI'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. Apr 22, 2012
    7
    Seeing the "critic reviews" for this movie were pretty bad I decided to voice my opinion about it in a more positive light, to make a longSeeing the "critic reviews" for this movie were pretty bad I decided to voice my opinion about it in a more positive light, to make a long story short movies like this are not for everyone and doesn't hold your hand through it all the way. I don't think there's anything wrong in that as a matter of fact if you're doing a movie "for everyone" you're doing it wrong. Expand
  7. alex
    Sep 26, 2009
    0
    Utter crap. starts promising, ends in mindless cacophany . terrible screenplay, tedious, annoying, etc.

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