Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  115 min.
In theatres: February 23, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.93
based on 202 votes and 65 reviews
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Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac


When her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) goes missing during a top-secret military operation, biologist and Johns Hopkins professor Lena (Natalie Portman) is surprised when one day he just shows up at their home. Unable to tell her what happened or how he got there, Kane suddenly begins to bleed. He's taken to a military facility, but his prognosis doesn't look good. 

When Lena is asked to join a four-woman team led by Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and comprised of paramedic Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez) anthropologist Cass Sheppard (Tuva Novotny) and physicist Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson) on a scientific expedition into an area that is known as "The Shimmer," she decides she has nothing to lose and possibly much to offer, so she agrees. What they find there is a lush and haunting terrain of mutated landscapes and creatures that present deadly creatures and shocking discoveries. 

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's bestselling novels Southern Reach Trilogy.

Director: Alex Garland
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Eli Bush
Screenplay: Alex Garland
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  • 5 stars "Brilliant Tarkovsky-eque sci-fi film - for those who like to think when they go to the cinema."
  • 1 star "This was the worst movie ever!Beleave the people that say the same Waste of time and money!"
  • 1 star "Worst movie ever, boring, Save your money."