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Settlers Reviews

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August 13, 2021
It's a film without villains, only deluded or deceptive men, and it ends in a ferocious stalemate that counters the Biblical view of a man's duty to settle and dominate a bleak land.
August 12, 2021
It's a sombre affair that even a helpful WALL-E-type droid can't lighten, but the mystery is teased out enticingly thanks to ambient mood music from Nitin Sawhney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2021
When it comes to envisioning and creating a tangible world, Setters is terrifically seducive.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 29, 2021
Above all, what sets this production apart from the rest is its unflinchingly honest and bleak view of the human condition.
July 28, 2021
Settlers isn't perfect: some of the storytelling beats aren't hit as clearly as they could have been. But it's a quietly impressive piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2021
Cordova has to navigate an incredibly tight channel to bring all of this across, and while he isn't entirely successful, watching him make the attempt is still frequently exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2021
Breathtaking and visually stylish with decent, moving performances, but unimaginative, underwhelming and, ultimately, forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.895128/10
July 24, 2021
A provocative work of speculative fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2021
Amid the bleak landscape and oppressive circumstances, some intriguing character dynamics drive this deliberately paced science-fiction drama.
July 23, 2021
A risky and fascinating first feature from Rockefeller, that women will especially appreciate, and at a time when many eyes are on Mars.
July 23, 2021
The core question "Settlers" asks is who "deserves" to occupy this inhospitable planet. To Rockefeller's credit, he doesn't offer any pat answers.
July 22, 2021
Rockefeller wisely abandons the fantasy of settling Mars in favor of contemplating the very real complications posed by life on an unestablished, uninhabited planet.
July 22, 2021
With Settlers, Rockefeller and his crew have created a striking little treatise on our misguided ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 22, 2021
Reminds me quite a bit of Moon... a similarly solid debut by Rockefeller, showing him to be a strong storyteller.
July 21, 2021
There is a lot of emotions in this one and that is why it works so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 21, 2021
The rare science fiction movie that is less about bombastic effects and more about the emotions of its characters. It works for the most part.
July 20, 2021
Settlers allows for weighty themes to play out inside a cramped domestic setting, wary of easy answers or moral platitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 20, 2021
An unwaveringly humanistic and dedicated dramatic approach to cosmic affairs with a superb talent in front of the camera
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2021
Wyatt Rockefeller's Settlers is sci-fi at its most effective, an intense slow burn that teases a vast world beyond its limited borders
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2021
Settlers is a classic bit of moody science fiction with great performances, but a lack of focus robs it of the striking ending the rest of the film deserves
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