Predestination

Predestination

Predestination

Time-travelling thriller starring Ethan Hawke as a "temporal agent" on his final assignment, chasing the only criminal to have eluded him, throughout time. Written and directed by Australian filmmakers, the Spierig Brothers (Daybreakers, also starring Hawke).

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scene and violence97 minsAustralia
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Predestination / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

For an adaptation of a short story by Robert A. Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers) that’s just a scant ten pages long, Predestination packs some creative, convoluted time travel storytelling into its running time. While the journey of many other short sci-fi tales to the screen either dilutes their impact or results in the grafting on of sub-standard Hollywood action (I’m thinking of plenty of Philip K. Dick adaptations fitting either description), writer-directors The Spierig Brothers confidently rely on their leads to do the heavy lifting here.

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Variety

Variety

A breakout performance by Sarah Snook distinguishes this entrancingly strange science-fiction drama.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

It might bewildering, but chances are, you'll enjoy the trip from the inventive Spierig Bros, whose wild concepts about inevitability, reshaping wrong doings and time travel will prompt agile brain gymnastics.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's free-ranged, grass-fed bull, but wow, can it move fast.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An intensely watchable time travel thriller that doesn’t show its equally compelling subplot enough respect.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Thrills and enthralls as its developments confront and confuse the viewer, but hindsight does this flawed, fascinating film no favours.

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