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At Theaters: 12/14/2018 On Video: 3/12/2019
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 8 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601300
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.
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Action Adventure Fantasy - This is an effects-heavy science fiction/fantasy adventure. The one recognizable face in the cast is Hugo Weaving as the villain. Young adults are the target, and while language and bloodshed is at a minimum, there are some intense action scenes and disturbing images that would be too strong for young kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Hugo Weaving HACKSAW RIDGE, THE DRESSMAKER, CLOUD ATLAS
Stephan Lang HOSTILES, LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN
Hera Hilmar AN ORDINARY MAN
Robert Sheehan BAD SAMARITAN
Director: Christian Rivers Directing Debut
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Production Notes Heading
The Development
The Casting
The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with minimally seen bloodshed.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Fights, chases, combat, explosions.
COMEDY: Rare comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Mortal Engines isn't revolutionary nor does it "color outside the lines” in terms of its narrative or character interaction. But it succeeds in telling an engaging tale with sufficient flare and drive that it never threatens to overstay its welcome. As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, Mortal Engines is two hours well-spent.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average Even by the lower standards of kids' stuff, this movie is laughably portentous and kitschy, and gets progressively worse, what with the heavy-handed introduction of the ethnically diverse rebel flyer team and the Dalai Lama lookalike leader of the Asian territory Thaddeus intends to bulldoze.

NY Post Full Review
Below Average There's some steampunk design to like, plus a Frankenstein's-monster zombie...and the gangster confidence of actress Jihae as a resistance fighter. But most of "Mortal Engines” is a wearying blast of CGI and genre-cribbing...

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average ...Mortal Engines is really only interested in putting its characters in as close proximity as possible to stunning CG landscapes. ...it's not enough to save this expensive and loud YA epic, which manages maybe one decent gag in its entire running time...

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 29 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Low
0%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
Fairly High
67%
30+Adults (M)
9
High
89%
30+Adults (F)
11
High
91%
*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 29 moviegoers:
TEENS: Three males loved it and one enjoyed it very much. Just one of the two females loved it. The other rated it "below average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male didn't enjoy it. ad for the ladies, one loved it, one enjoyed it very much and one rated it "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: These are very good, but not quite great reviews, from both males and females. Just over half of both males and females loved "Mortal Engines." Another 25% to 30% rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, about 25% of the males and 10% of the females rated it just "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). Another 10% of the ladies actually disliked it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (HERA HILMAR), emerges as the only one who can stop London-now a giant, predator city on wheels-from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (ROBERT SHEEHAN), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (JIHAE), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
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