Europa Report

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Smart sci-fi thriller can be intense, terrifying.

PG-13 2013 90 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 10+

An Uninspiring Report

I hardly know what this movie's message was, and I don't know if it does either. If it is advocating for the greatness of space exploration, why not provide some redemptory hopefulness after such a tale of woe? Or if, on the other hand, it is discouraging space travel (which would perhaps be rather a relief, as nothing much good ever seems to come from these astronomical ventures that always substitute The Endeavours of Man for the God), why argue for the merits of discovery? Without a clearly cut message, this far-flung nightmare voyage through the night sky ends as nothing much more than an excuse for a thriller/disaster that does little more than disappoint and dishearten. I actually sat down with this dud partly owing to Sharlto Copley (probably the reason everyone else watched it), and even that supposed attribute backfired, as he sadly plays a relatively small part. So although it's not the worst, it's a pretty dull and meaningless little "adventure". Hopefully the next space-themed film will be grounded in a little more gravity of real substance. There is no sexual content that warrants concern, and no nudity. Expect some fairly drawn-out, thriller-ish deaths. The violence is of the "peril" variety - no malicious, intended forcefulness. The language is the main problem, with a smattering of lower-level profanities, which I've roughly timestamped for your convenience, as shown below. 18:00 - pi**ed 18:10 - pi**ed 18:27 - G*d 18:30 - sh** 38:25 - sh** 38:47 - sh** 39:23 - sh** 45:35 - sh** 46:55 - sh** 48:40 - Chr*** 49:10 - Son-of-a-b***** 1:05:37 - he** 1:15:46 - he**

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