cookie cutter writing with characters who lack common sense.
3 of 5 helpful votes
Good movie, not the most epic film in the world but the kind of movie you want to snuggle up with at home, it's about the struggles of a couple on a 120 year trip only to find themselves awake 90 years earlier. Decisions are made, love and hatred is brewed in there loneliness as they try to figure out how to get back in to hibernation.
1 of 1 helpful votes
Mixed or average reviews based on 48 Critics
USER SCORE (424)
Generally favorable reviews based on 424 Reviews
Dec 21, 2016
The whole movie prompts a sense of wonderment: at how boring, dumb and vacant it is; how it fails to give its co-stars enough to do; how the tone changes from one moment to the next; how presumably hard-headed businessmen could have sunk so much money into such a feeble script (the production values are impressive, albeit antiseptic); and, most importantly, how the script raises a crucial question of ethics, then comes up with the wrong answer.
While Passengers offers a few shrewd observations about our increasingly tech-enabled, corporatized lives, its heavy-handed mix of life-or-death exigencies and feel-good bromides finally feels like a case of more being less.
Producer: Michael Maher, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Stephen Hamel
Writer: Jon Spaihts
Runtime: 1hr 56m
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.