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Passengers (2008)

Director:
Rodrigo Garcia
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Passengers
RUNNING TIME
93 minutes
Producer:
Joseph Drake
Screenwriter:
Ronnie Christensen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Claire Summers Anne Hathaway
Eric Clark Patrick Wilson
Perry Andre Braugher
Toni Dianne Wiest
Arkin David Morse
Shannon Clea DuVall

 

Review

Note: This review is full of spoilers.

The concept of being in a sort of limbo between life and death has always inspired filmmakers, with It's a Wonderful Life still standing as the definite yardstick, and with films like Ghost and The Sixth Sense being successful recent examples. What these thematics always run the risk of, however, is coming off as bloated or vacuous, and the semi-romantic, semi-clever Passengers places itself comfortably into this category after first trying to conceal itself with the customary veil of mystery. And if that wasn't enough, the film's presumptuous premise that we all must "accept our death" before we can leave this world to me is both annoying and preposterous. The performers all do as well as they can, even if they seem to wish they were in a different film.

Copyright 1.10.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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