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Sputnik (2020)



Critic Consensus: Effective space alien horror with a Soviet-era twist, Sputnik proves there are still some scary good sci-fi thrillers left in the galaxy.

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Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she's recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there's something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.

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"Sputnik" is a reminder of the mixed-bag experience that so many of them offer: It's an efficient, effects-driven ride with snippets of real ideas, but never quite willing to take them out of this world.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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I found this movie a little bit generic... I am really tired of these slithery things that just screech a lot. We really need new creature animation.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Sputnik's genre pleasures are modest, but like the best sci-fi, it gets you thinking.

August 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Duller than it sounds.

August 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Strong performances, strikingly spare production design and somber cinematography convey a sense of something important going on. That's no small achievement in what proves to be a creature feature with flair.

August 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The performances and characterizations add heft, and the very Russian vibe of soulful heaviness sets it apart from its American cousins.

August 13, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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