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Pandorum (2009)



Critic Consensus: While it might prove somewhat satisfying for devout sci-fi fans, Pandorum's bloated, derivative plot ultimately leaves it drifting in space.

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Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything. Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed, and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.

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Dennis Quaid
as Lt. Payton
Ben Foster
as Corporal Bower
Cung Le
as Manh
Niels Bruno Schmidt
as Insane Officer "Eden"
Luna Mohmand
as Childhunter
André Hennicke
as Hunter Leader
Delphine Chuillot
as Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring
as Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe
as Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio
as Wounded Officer "Eden"
Jon Foster
as Big Russian Passenger
Jeff Burrell
as Trapped Officer "Eden"
Neelesha BaVora
as Female Crew Officer
Yangzom Brauen
as 2nd Lieutenant (Team 4)
Marco Albrecht
as Hunter Weasel
Dawid Szatarski
as Hunter Sharpe
Nico Marquardt
as Hunter Brute
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Critic Reviews for Pandorum

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (26)

As the credit "Produced by Paul W.S. Anderson" attests, this is hackwork of the highest order.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.

August 12, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Pandorum is a hodge-podge of familiar sci-fi stuff, which feels as if it were adapted from a computer game.

October 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from 'The Descent'.

October 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Pandorum is less a story than a prolonged bout of paranoid hysterics, exuberantly played out on metal gangplanks and inside Stygian tunnels. As such, it works just fine.

October 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Riffing on Alien, Sunshine and Resident Evil, the German director Alvart finds an effective balance between action-excitement and psychological chills.

October 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pandorum

A very decent Sci/Fi, thriller effort.....first time can say that in a long time! A very good atmospheric film with plenty of action. Starts well the middle is patchy but it picks up again towards the end. Good effects and set design, the overall feel of the film and the spaceship is quite creepy, good use of lighting etc. Not the most original, it will feel like a compilation of ideas from the best know Sci/Fi films. Overall a good effort that most should enjoy.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Huge sci fi fan and although this movie doesn't make you sick with excitement, it is at best an average sci fi that is enjoyable and doesn't bore you to death. Enough action to see you through, although predictable it does entertain.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Not scary, which is a big problem for a film that is trying to be a sci fi horror

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

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