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Life (2017)

Director:
Daniel Espinosa
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Science Fiction
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Life
RUNNING TIME
104 minutes
Producer:
David Ellison
Dana Goldberg
Bonnie Curtis
Julie Lynn
Screenwriters:
Rhett Reese
Paul Wernick


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dr. David Jordan Jake Gyllenhaal
Dr. Miranda North Rebecca Ferguson
Rory Adams Ryan Reynolds
Sho Murakami Hiroyuki Sanada
Dr. Hugh Derry Ariyon Bakare
Ekaterina Golovkina Olga Dihovichnaya

 

Review

This somewhat pretentiously entitled sci-fi yarn raids the vault of classic sci-fi movies from Alien to Mission to Mars, before landing surprisingly safely (sic) with most of its integrity intact. This is something of an accomplishment by Swedish director Daniel Espinosa, who guides Life quite expertly with a nicely paced focus on suspense. The film is technically impressive, boasts a solid lead-performance from Jack Gyllenhaal, and knows how to chill your spine once in a while. A quintessential watch for fans of the genre.

Copyright 09.01.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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