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Serenity Reviews



Genre :

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Release Date :

September 30, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Joss Whedon

Starring :

Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..won't mean much to anyone but diehard fans of Firefly...”
by Robert Sims [Hollywood]
2 of 4

“..ultimately too insular to have mass appeal...”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
3.5 of 4

“..This second chance deserves a third...”
by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
5 of 5

“..quite possibly one of the year's best films...”
by Scottie [Iofilm]
4 of 5

“..one of the most satisfying action movies..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
2.5 of 4

“..more interesting and heartening than anything you'll find in George Lucas's Star Wars films...”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
3 of 5

“..is OK, but it's not better than an average episode from any of Whedon's TV vehicles,..”
by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
4 of 5

“..definitely an entertaining and thought provoking sci-fi film..”
by Kushmeer Farakhan [Movieman's Guide to the Movies]
1.5 of 5

“..an early contender for the worst movie of 2005..”
by Lee Tistaert [Lee's Movie Info]
3 of 5

“..a spirited mix of the familiar and the futuristic, of fast-paced chase scenes and butt-kicking brawls, of witty banter and well-drawn characters...”
by Christy Lemire [The Hartford Courant]
8 of 10

“..a solid enough big screen debut..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
3 of 4

“..a hipper, funnier, action-packed throwback to the original ``Star Wars.''..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Scott Brown [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Kimberley Jones [Austin Chronicle]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Ida Ibricevic [The Cinema Source]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Louis B. Parks [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Brooke Helgerson [The Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rob Owen [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Richard Jinman [The Sydney Morning Herald]

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“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..more depravity, more terrible acting..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]


“..a black riff on a certain stripper movie smash..”
by Roger Moore [Tribune News Service]


“..the rest of it - the healer, the journalist, the falcons - is just a thick, tedious layer of frost on the window..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]


“..the camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs..”
by David Parkinson [Radio Times]


“..there's plenty of entertainment value to found. Just don't expect to leave the film with a smile on your face and joy in your heart..”
by Blair Hoyle [Cinema Slasher]


“..it is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


“..Youth has a wan eloquence and elegance, though freighted with sentimentality and a strangely unearned and uninteresting macho-geriatric regret for lost time, lost film projects, lost love..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]