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ANNIHILATION

 
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At Theaters: 2/23/2018 On Video: 5/29/2018
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601132
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Storyline Heading
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Adventure Drama Fantasy - This is not the action-driven science fiction film that the marketing makes it out to be but a much slower moving, darker, more thoughtful science fiction drama aimed at older adults. Fans of Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh will enjoy this showcase, but fans of Oscar Isaac may be disappointed by his very small role. Language, sex, and violence make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Natalie Portman JACKIE, KNIGHT OF CUPS, JANE GOT A GUN
Tessa Thompson THOR RAGNAROK
Oscar Isaac SUBURBICON, THE PROMISE, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, MOJAVE
Jennifer Jason Leigh LBJ, GOOD TIME, ANOMALISA, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Director: Alex Garland EX MACHINA
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 13 F-words; 13 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Graphic killings of and by creatures; stabbings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Some gunplay and struggles with creatures.
COMEDY: None.
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USA Today Full Review
Very Good ...a beautiful and brutal headtrip exploring the positives and negatives inherent in mankind's evolution, with characters struggling against losing themselves to something alien. ...it's a brainy take on horror tropes, and on the other an empowering female-led mystery with an underlying roller coaster of weird leaving nightmares in its wake.

NY Post Full Review
Good This is an unapologetically nerdy film, too, one that relishes the delicate grace of cell division seen under a microscope. There are moments that left me wanting more... Ambitious and messy, "Annhilation” will likely leave you with more questions than answers. Mine is: "When can I see it again?”

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good All the actors come up aces... It's a bracing brainteaser with the courage of its own ambiguity. You work out the answers in your own head, in your own time, in your own dreams, where the best sc-fi puzzles leave things. Get ready to be rocked.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average ...handles Annihilation's hallucinatory setting with an appropriate and compelling sense of shifting unreality. But by leaning too hard on Hollywood clichés—and almost tumbling over into sexism—he proves that he wasn't the right writer-director for this particular job.

Newsday Full Review
Good Films as singularly adventurous as "Annihilation” don't come around often. The title refers to total destruction, but what's happening isn't destruction but transformation, mutation. Does a sense of self survive a mutation? Does your soul?

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 33 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
1
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
15
Fairly Low
73%
30+Adults (F)
13
Fairly Low
69%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 33 moviegoers:
TEENS: The one male loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and the other enjoyed it very much. All four of the ladies indicated that they enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: Ouch! The adult reviews certainly aren't great. Just over 20% of the females loved it with another 8% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, another 30% rated it just "average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The remaining 40% actually disliked it with some even hating it. That's definitely not good. The male reviews are only slightly better (a few more enjoyed it and a few less disliked it).

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