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Old 12-31-2016, 03:00 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I just returned from my second viewing and now I better understand why I spent 20 minutes of the movie teary eyed with my heart swelling with emotion in my chest. Thomas Newman did the music. Need I say more? His breathtakingly beautiful orchestral arrangements do it to me every time - like in The Shawshank Redemption. And in Road to Perdition.

That is not to be confused with the stupid music that starts immediately after the ending. I don't know or care where that came from, but Thomas Newman had nothing to do with it for sure. I consider it the only flaw with the movie worth talking about....it doesn't fit at all. But a dumb musical choice for the first couple of minutes of credits cannot mar a movie as refreshingly different, as thought-provoking, and as touching as this one is.

I don't go many movies these days because I've been disappointed too many times....to the point of walking out early now and then. But if Passengers is around for a while longer, I may just go back for round three. This one's a winner.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Seems this movie is receiving terrible reviews. I rarely ever avoid a movie because of poor reviews. I'll probably see it this week.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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I find it pleasing but not particulary exciting
The initial storyline is low, more lively in the second half
Good photography and special effects
The plot is simplistic and even a little obvius
He wakes up just the head mechanic whit the rigth code...
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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He wakes up just the head mechanic whit the rigth code...
Thanks for the spoiler -- now I'm not going to see it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Thanks for the spoiler -- now I'm not going to see it.
It could have been a subtly funny film if the director hadn't been so serious. A few easter eggs would have been wonderful, like the "right code" being 42.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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It could have been a subtly funny film if the director hadn't been so serious. A few easter eggs would have been wonderful, like the "right code" being 42.
An homage to the band Level 42? I don't get it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Fluff movie at best. The reviews were dead on. Virtually nothing about this movie drew me into the characters a whole lot. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought this movie was just okay. It was utterly predictable.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I just returned from my second viewing and now I better understand why I spent 20 minutes of the movie teary eyed with my heart swelling with emotion in my chest. Thomas Newman did the music. Need I say more? His breathtakingly beautiful orchestral arrangements do it to me every time - like in The Shawshank Redemption. And in Road to Perdition.

That is not to be confused with the stupid music that starts immediately after the ending. I don't know or care where that came from, but Thomas Newman had nothing to do with it for sure. I consider it the only flaw with the movie worth talking about....it doesn't fit at all. But a dumb musical choice for the first couple of minutes of credits cannot mar a movie as refreshingly different, as thought-provoking, and as touching as this one is.

I don't go many movies these days because I've been disappointed too many times....to the point of walking out early now and then. But if Passengers is around for a while longer, I may just go back for round three. This one's a winner.
What a fascinating take!
Now, I guess i could go see it.

My brother said it was like watching 2 beautiful people drinking champagne for 2 hours....
laughed, said don't see it. Hmmm.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What a fascinating take!
Now, I guess i could go see it.

My brother said it was like watching 2 beautiful people drinking champagne for 2 hours....
laughed, said don't see it. Hmmm.
This movie is trashed by those who can't get enough of the mindless explosions/noise and juvenile humor that has asphyxiated thinking movie-goers for a generation. This movie is a very pleasant surprise for the rest of us.

I suggest you do yourself a favor, see it, and make your own decision. Forget the "top critics" and sample the audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It is filled with comments like these....
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One of the best movies I've seen in theaters for years. I would suggest watching in 3D or iMax before it leaves theaters!
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Whoever cast this movie gets a high five from me! I can't believe this movie is getting bad reviews! Who are the "critics" anyway?? Go see this movie! It has a great plot and the chemistry between Lawrence and Pratt is on point!
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pas...ge=5&type=user
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