Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowskis' sci-fi epic, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman unknowingly set to inherit vast wealth and power is targeted for assassination.

From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who was born with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter still dreams of the stars but is destitute. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

2014Rating: M, Violence and science fiction themes127 minsUSA
AdventureFantasyScience FictionThriller

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Jupiter Ascending / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

If you think an intergalactic fairy tale sporting tons of prosthetics needs spicing up with a mix of royal family infighting and corporate takeover, then I refer you to Phantom Menace-era trade blockade enthusiast George Lucas, and now Jupiter Ascending. Pursuing their now-trademark singular vision that defies commercial or critical reaction, the Wachowskis have produced a head-scratching blend of action, cosmic grandiosity, over- and under-acting, and flat romance that’s never predictable in when it will stun the senses or bore you into submission.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

(A) long, dull and downright bizarre bore-a-thon...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The Wachowskis create a churning, swooping C.G.I. universe that’s decorated to the corners of the frame without taste or imagination.

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Vulture

Vulture

Jupiter Ascending is inane from first frame to last...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Pandering FX padding, unnurtured by humor or heart, is what shifts Jupiter Ascending from a shambles to a fiasco.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Jupiter Ascending's early cleverness dries up quickly... leaving us with just another incoherent sci-fi spectacle.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

(The Wachowskis') dialogue couldn’t be more pedestrian, filled with thumping cliches delivered without a trace of irony.

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New York Post

New York Post

A movie so jaw-droppingly awful that you can't wait to see what happens next...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Like many fantasy features by the Wachowskis, this is a wonder to behold, full of minutely realized gadgetry, but a chore to follow, full of barely realized characters.

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The Times

The Times

Huge in scale and spectacle but thin on story.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A cheap anti-authoritarian tantrum embedded in an intergalactic action-melodrama.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

With a blunt wit, misguided performances and a dull story, Jupiter ends up falling down.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Despite being packed with incident, in-jokes, and vampire-aristocrat intrigue, it’s a breeze...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

There is no shortage of head-scratchingly dumb moments in this bloated 3D space opera.

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Independent

Independent

So juvenile not even Eddie Redmayne can save it...

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BBC

BBC

Jupiter Ascending feels watchable but second-hand, with a certain giggle-worthy flamboyance...

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Variety

Variety

While the Wachowskis have always put their greatest emphasis on aesthetics, they allow the visual impulse to get the best of them here...

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Total Film

Total Film

Both visually and in the action stakes, Jupiter Ascending could give pretty much any space movie a run for its money.

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Time Out

Time Out

You may fear for your sanity during Jupiter Ascending, but you’ll come out smiling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A big, woozy, spacey fairy tale with a science-fiction exoskeleton and a core of pure mush.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s all very chaotic and entertaining, like a bizarre cult sci-fi TV show that somehow survived a threat of mid-season cancellation.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Not as funny as Guardians, as awe-inspiring as Interstellar, as thrilling as Edge Of Tomorrow, or as provocative as Under The Skin.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Anyone hoping for the old Matrix magic to rematerialize (it's been 15 years) is due for more disappointment.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It’s frequently entertaining, but as much for its terrible moments as its inspired touches.

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