123 mins
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Director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller, set in the same universe as the Alien series. A discovery about the origin of... More

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Prometheus | Ratings & Reviews

"The film contains no shortage of freaky and exciting set-pieces, but it was the implications that really made this special for me. I wish more films had this level of ambition, along with the artistry to execute it. As far as I’m concerned, Ridley Scott is doing some of the best work of his career here."


"Remains earthbound in narrative terms, forever hinting at the existence of a higher intelligence without evincing much of its own."


"It might not pack the unbearable menace or blazing horror of the saga's first two movies, but it utterly eclipses the last two. It's exciting, tense and fully impregnated for sequels."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Scott is to be praised for the sheer level of invention in Prometheus, even if he doesn't keep it all under control."


"A magnificent film... It's in the classic tradition of golden age sci-fi, echoing Scott's "Alien", but creating a world of its own."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Where Prometheus falls short is that, with the exception of one sequence, the action comes across as silly and weak."

Otago Daily TimesOtago Daily Times

"This really isn't an Alien movie; it's a lumbering, if visually impressive, space exploration epic which eventually turns into an Alien movie."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"An awe-inspiring, mind-gouging, eye-blazing spectacle of high-pitched disappointment."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Buffeted by a lack of suspense, threadbare characters, and a very poor script, the stunning visuals, gloopy madness, and sterling Fassbenderiness can't prevent Prometheus feeling like Alien's poor relation."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Prometheus is grand to look at, but it lacks the brutal simplicity and rigour of its forebears. It's too long winded to pass as a horror, and too daft to really be anything else."

Dominion PostDominion Post

Prometheus | Details

MA15+, for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language
Science Fiction, Thriller
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