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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Interesting drama about love, mortality, iffy decisions.

Movie PG-13 2016 116 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 35 parent reviews

age 17+

Entertaining movie but...

I am a Christian, so this review will be filtered through a Biblical lens. I have to admit, I had misgivings about watching this movie. After reading the reviews and knowing that there were several sexual innuendos I was unsure, as I usually try to stay away from that. But as this movie was recommended by a friend and seemed positive otherwise, I went ahead and watched it. The sex scenes were not as visual as I had expected. There were two times Chris' rear was shown. Also two or three scenes where it was obvious they were naked and having/preparing for sex. However these were so brief and didn't show anything explicitly. Were these scenes necessary for the movie to be good? No. Honestly I wouldn't watch the movie again and that is just one of the reasons. Although it was entertaining and romantic it didn't have any core morals and values. It's not the kind of movie that makes you say "Wow, that was really good." The only other problem I had with the movie is about three quarters of the movie takes place in the bar room. For some people this could be something to avoid. All in all my opinion, a good movie if you like sci-fi romance. Not a family movie, not for kids or young teens. Better suited to adults. If want a movie like this but want to skip the sexy parts try Interstellar instead.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Don't look at the Bad reviews, because those are misjudging this wonderful movie.

It's a beautiful film, especially a romantic sci-fi film that I've never watched before. This film will touch the heart as well. I was so late to watch this great film because I had seen some of the bad reviews on it. This film might be a blockbuster, but Bad luck! I am very sad to see negative comments on this film. Please watch this film and understand the truth Thanks.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (35):
Kids say (59):

Pratt and Lawrence are wonderful and share decent chemistry, and Sheen adds wit, but, there's no mistaking the disturbing nature of this movie's premise. Positioned as a romance and at times offering insight into the nature of relationships, Passengers nonetheless tries to succeed while grounded in a plot that's frankly off-putting. Are we to see Jim as a harmless romantic, when his love for Aurora is based on expectations he placed on her without truly knowing who she is and his subsequent decisions are pretty much positioned as forgivable in the face of love? The special effects make for a visually stunning movie, and the film's complicated themes make it a knotty, interesting watch. But the film's problematic nature does distract from its strengths.

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