The Space Between Us Movie Review

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      The Space Between Us Movie Review


      Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by:Neil Soans Site:TimesOfIndia

      From the synopsis, it would appear this unusual yet alluring premise would be an intriguing watch. For the most part, the performances of the key players are engrossing. What could have been a fascinating exploration of a young boy whose limited interaction with people leads him to discover the nuances of human nature, ends up being a predictable crowd-pleaser with a plot twist thrown in merely to prolong the ‘awwws’. As ‘The Space Between Us’ resorts to generic pandering by catering to its core demographic of teens and young adults looking for a date movie around Valentine’s Day, the real space ends up being between a great concept on paper, and its actualisation on screen.

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      Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by: David Fear Site: RollingStone

      Having already used vampirism, lycanthropy, terminal diseases, time travel, dystopic futures and a televised to-the-death competition as obstacles to young love, the genre would seem to have nowhere left to go – at which point the makers of this sci-fi tearjerker looked to the cosmos and thought, “A-ha!”. The billionaire behind the expedition (Gary Oldman, looking conspicuously like Richard Branson) wants to study the effects of outer-space coming-of-age on our young hero; he may have a few hidden reasons to interrogate the boy as well. The cons are, alas, almost everything else, and while director Peter Chelsom (Funny Bones, Serendipity) can functionally guide his cast through their derring-do and dewy-eyed paces, neither he nor screenwriter Allan Loeb can steer the whole endeavor out of Clichéville U.S.A.

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      Rating :- 1.5/5 Reviewed by: Christy Lemire Site: RogerEbert

      While the idea of moving to Mars might not sound so terrible right about now, “The Space Between Us” is about a young man who’s spent all of his 16 years on the red planet and can’t wait to visit Earth—specifically, to meet the cute high school girl with whom he’s sparked an online flirtation. 6 years later, the colony is thriving and the baby has grown into an inquisitive, slightly awkward young man named Gardner Elliot. Gugino plays the intelligent, supportive astronaut who was sent to East Texas to function as a mother figure to him. Despite the physical toll it likely will take on him, Gardner makes the trek to Earth, where he promptly escapes his government handlers and seeks out Tulsa (who lives in Colorado).

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