The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave

Chloë Grace Moretz leads this young adult sci-fi as a survivor of an alien invasion that has claimed most of the human race, wiping them out in four strategically different waves of attacks. As the fifth wave looms to secure the victory, Cassie (Moretz) races against the clock to save her younger brother. From the director of The Disappearance of Alice Creed, based on the bestseller by Rick Yancey. Co-stars Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Liev Schreiber (Defiance).

2016Rating: M, Violence & offensive language112 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster
86%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Enough of Yancey’s ambitious narrative has made the final cut to reflect an arrestingly original spin on trendy genre tropes.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's depressing to see Ms. Moretz - so spirited in "Clouds of Sils Maria" and the "Kick-Ass" movies - reduced to constant mooning at Mr. Roe.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Blakeson, who worked low-budget wonders on The Disappearance of Alice Creed, handles the shifts and twists of the plot efficiently enough, but the result remains lumpen and crucially lacking in surprise.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Even at a brief 112 minutes, The 5th Wave is a long slog towards the credits.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A movie that's as generic as it sounds, complete with a just-as-standard alien invasion plotline thrown in.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director J Blakeson... might be making franchise bait but he exhibits a relatively restrained reliance on spectacle...

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Nothing essential going on here, really, but capable of supplying an effective escapist diversion for those who need it fast.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Everything that comes after the confident, dangerous first half-hour just makes you pine for what could have been as this devolves into ten-a-penny teen-lit sludge.

2.0
0

A fairly generic attempt at a YA movie. Enjoyable as long as you don't take it too seriously

3.0
0

Not riding the Wave

5th Wave Like 'Independence Day', 'War of the Worlds', ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began', ‘Cloverfield', and 'Our Darkest Hour' - very average, felt like all the plot had been done before, but hey Wolverine’s brother was in it & the chick from Kick Ass. Plot holes & things not explained just let it way to open for a children’s ‘Goosebumps’ sort of movie… Genre...

2.0
0

Teen Apocalyptic Film Wave Keeps A Coming

Think Hunger Games with all the originality, humor, and reasonable plot sucked out of it and thrown in some aliens (that you never really see) and you have the 5th Wave. Don't waste your time.

1.0
0

Horrible

Well it got predicable 10 minutes in. Don't waste your money.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Enough of Yancey’s ambitious narrative has made the final cut to reflect an arrestingly original spin on trendy genre tropes.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's depressing to see Ms. Moretz - so spirited in "Clouds of Sils Maria" and the "Kick-Ass" movies - reduced to constant mooning at Mr. Roe.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Blakeson, who worked low-budget wonders on The Disappearance of Alice Creed, handles the shifts and twists of the plot efficiently enough, but the result remains lumpen and crucially lacking in surprise.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Even at a brief 112 minutes, The 5th Wave is a long slog towards the credits.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A movie that's as generic as it sounds, complete with a just-as-standard alien invasion plotline thrown in.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director J Blakeson... might be making franchise bait but he exhibits a relatively restrained reliance on spectacle...

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Nothing essential going on here, really, but capable of supplying an effective escapist diversion for those who need it fast.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Everything that comes after the confident, dangerous first half-hour just makes you pine for what could have been as this devolves into ten-a-penny teen-lit sludge.

2.0
0

A fairly generic attempt at a YA movie. Enjoyable as long as you don't take it too seriously

3.0
0

Not riding the Wave

5th Wave Like 'Independence Day', 'War of the Worlds', ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began', ‘Cloverfield', and 'Our Darkest Hour' - very average, felt like all the plot had been done before, but hey Wolverine’s brother was in it & the chick from Kick Ass. Plot holes & things not explained just let it way to open for a children’s ‘Goosebumps’ sort of...

2.0
0

Teen Apocalyptic Film Wave Keeps A Coming

Think Hunger Games with all the originality, humor, and reasonable plot sucked out of it and thrown in some aliens (that you never really see) and you have the 5th Wave. Don't waste your time.

1.0
0

Horrible

Well it got predicable 10 minutes in. Don't waste your money.

1.0
0