Predestination

Predestination

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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: R13, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes97 minsAustralia
Science FictionThriller
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

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.

3.0
0

Keeps you thinking

Time travel is certainly not an unfamiliar subject for sci-fi, but Predestination manages to deliver a freshly twisted and paradoxical take on it. The less you know about this movie going in, the better. It gets you thinking and will likely keep you thinking for a while after it's ended, tying up the loose ends you might have missed along the way.

4.0
0

Confusing fun

I like to be confused but sort of still knowing what is happening and that is why this is a pleasant film to watch. In the end the story was quiet simple but youdidn't know it was so simple until the end had happened so getting to the end was the fun part and also the good acting but I maybe would not watch again becasue now I know the ending and it will...

4.0
0

Must watch!

Mind-twisting, unique, disturbing and lonely. Love the actors' performance. Must watch!

5.0
0

Twisty Time Travelling

I went into this movie knowing little about it, and like any other time travel movie that worked to my benefit. It's not often you actually go into a movie unspoiled for twists, but because Predestination has a limited release it is easy for it to slip by. If you like time travelling movies, if you like movies that you leave and can talk about for hours...

5.0
0

More than okay..well worth a viewing

Lots of twists, yep some flaws in the plots but the acting especially Sarah Snook makes up for it...you critics...are being a bit tough

0

OK movie... just

I went in knowing nothing about this movie apart from it contained time travel and Ethan Hawke. The so called reveals were obvious a mile off if you are paying attention. Loopers and the Terminator trilogy (I refuse to acknowledge the fourth movie as part of the franchise) are much better examples of the genre.

0

The Snake that eats its own tail

The twist(s) are so excellently well placed I really thought I had it figured out a couple of times before the end, fortunately the rabbit hole goes much deeper -meanwhile Ethan Hawke gives a strong, honest, and enthralling performance, but Sarah Snook absolutely hits it out of the park. Especially from an acting perspective, the incredible journey her...

4.0
0

Predestination

The thinking man's science-fiction film. The Spierig brother's invigorating time-travel thriller Predestination is intelligent, complex and very entertaining. Ethan Hawke plays a time-traveling Temporal Agent. His job is to go back in time and stop crimes before they are committed. Hawke's character has spend years tracking down a terrorist known as The...

4.0
0

unexpected twists

I really enjoyed this movie. It was a little dark but very well put together. This is one of those movies where you can't let your concentration falter- if you do, you miss vital details of how the plot is put together. The acting was good. The story telling was great. And what I loved the most were the unpredictable twists. You never knew what was going...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0

Keeps you thinking

Time travel is certainly not an unfamiliar subject for sci-fi, but Predestination manages to deliver a freshly twisted and paradoxical take on it. The less you know about this movie going in, the better. It gets you thinking and will likely keep you thinking for a while after it's ended, tying up the loose ends you might have missed along the way.

4.0
0

Confusing fun

I like to be confused but sort of still knowing what is happening and that is why this is a pleasant film to watch. In the end the story was quiet simple but youdidn't know it was so simple until the end had happened so getting to the end was the fun part and also the good acting but I maybe would not watch again becasue now I know the ending and it will...

4.0
0

Must watch!

Mind-twisting, unique, disturbing and lonely. Love the actors' performance. Must watch!

5.0
0

Twisty Time Travelling

I went into this movie knowing little about it, and like any other time travel movie that worked to my benefit. It's not often you actually go into a movie unspoiled for twists, but because Predestination has a limited release it is easy for it to slip by. If you like time travelling movies, if you like movies that you leave and can talk about for hours...

5.0
0

More than okay..well worth a viewing

Lots of twists, yep some flaws in the plots but the acting especially Sarah Snook makes up for it...you critics...are being a bit tough

0

OK movie... just

I went in knowing nothing about this movie apart from it contained time travel and Ethan Hawke. The so called reveals were obvious a mile off if you are paying attention. Loopers and the Terminator trilogy (I refuse to acknowledge the fourth movie as part of the franchise) are much better examples of the genre.

0

The Snake that eats its own tail

The twist(s) are so excellently well placed I really thought I had it figured out a couple of times before the end, fortunately the rabbit hole goes much deeper -meanwhile Ethan Hawke gives a strong, honest, and enthralling performance, but Sarah Snook absolutely hits it out of the park. Especially from an acting perspective, the incredible journey her...

4.0
0

Predestination

The thinking man's science-fiction film. The Spierig brother's invigorating time-travel thriller Predestination is intelligent, complex and very entertaining. Ethan Hawke plays a time-traveling Temporal Agent. His job is to go back in time and stop crimes before they are committed. Hawke's character has spend years tracking down a terrorist known as The...

4.0
0

unexpected twists

I really enjoyed this movie. It was a little dark but very well put together. This is one of those movies where you can't let your concentration falter- if you do, you miss vital details of how the plot is put together. The acting was good. The story telling was great. And what I loved the most were the unpredictable twists. You never knew what was...

4.0
0