Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 17 out of 19
  1. A perfectly enjoyable sci-fi thriller.
  2. Though predictable, isn't half bad.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    38
    It just goes to prove that in space, no one can hear you scream when the studio massacres your movie.
  4. 38
    This was a mission that should have been aborted long ago.
  5. Reviewed by: Doug Brod
    33
    Director Walter Hill won't take credit for Supernova... Can you blame him?
  6. Good actors seem plastic and plastic actors seem worse in a knockoff of every rocket-ship movie you've ever seen.
  7. 20
    This big budget mish-mash is almost unbelievably derivative and shockingly cheap looking.
  8. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    20
    Just doesn't live up to its title.
  9. 20
    Fails chiefly because it's senseless. How it even managed to bypass the straight-to-video route boggles the mind and is a speculative fiction far more engaging than any to be found onscreen.
  10. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    20
    Looks and moves like a film whose vital organs were yanked before shooting commenced.
  11. 20
    Apparently fallen victim to the transparent damage-control tactics of studios in possession of perceived stinkers.
  12. Light on originality and low on suspense though high on design and special effects.
  13. Reviewed by: Godfrey Chesire
    20
    Appears headed for a deep-space rendezvous with audience indifference.
  14. 20
    This mildly moody SF thriller belabors standard dramatic conceits involving jealousy and sexual betrayal.
  15. Reviewed by: Jane Hogan
    20
    The flick's ultimate flaw? For a movie about space travel, it's an awfully uninspired trek.
  16. 17
    This poor movie is like an abandoned car without plates: Nobody wants to admit it's theirs.
  17. Supernova isn't so super.
  18. 10
    Given the tainted history of Supernova, it's difficult to figure out where to place blame for either the undernourished screenplay or the moribund action.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Apr 30, 2015
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. One of the worst movies I've watched in a long time. The pacing is all over the place, only one character was remotely relate-able, and while some of the CGI is passable the practical special effects are laughably bad on any budget.

    I also feel like it's one of those movies that give the genre a bad name, the plot is essentially: ship breaks, evil guy turns up with shiny MacGuffin, tries to kill everyone, dies, ship fixed, survivors fly off into the sunset. It lacks any substance, and most of the decisions characters make have more to do with eeking out another 10 minutes of running time than solving the issues at hand..
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  2. Jan 15, 2013
    3
    Really bad movie. Expected higher quality but instead i get garbage. Just a waste of time and we could watch better movies. Terrible SFX,Really bad movie. Expected higher quality but instead i get garbage. Just a waste of time and we could watch better movies. Terrible SFX, terrible voicing, terrible story, what else? Full Review »
  3. Jul 12, 2012
    5
    It's a little dry, but definitely not worthy of the unanimous dislike pointed its way. Predictable, but nice to look at. I see signs of studioIt's a little dry, but definitely not worthy of the unanimous dislike pointed its way. Predictable, but nice to look at. I see signs of studio interference and a mountain of "what-could-have-been's", the twenty minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD speak volumes. Full Review »