Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    Jun 24, 2014
    The narrative delivers satisfying intrigue and suspense.
  2. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 25, 2014
    Despite the dramatic dystopia, performances here are uniformly low-affect, which isn’t helpful given the exposition-heavy dialogue and unremarkable set (though Nick’s extraterrestrial visions have a pleasantly kitschy look). Also puzzling is the fact that the pivotal song is not actually performed by Morissette.
  3. 50
    Just stumbles on and on, introducing new theories and facts and then explaining, explaining explaining them, right up to the closing credits.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 26, 2014
    First-time writer-director John Alan Simon simply doesn't have a strong enough grip on the movie's narrative, pacing or performances to surmount the pitfalls of this ambitious, budget-conscious effort.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jun 26, 2014
    This lifeless adaptation only proves that making entertaining movies out of hard-to-swallow ideas is as challenging as you might think.
  6. Reviewed by: Abby Garnett
    Jun 24, 2014
    In an alternate universe, this might be a cult hit; as it is, Albemuth will only be fun for diehards.

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