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By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Low-budget sci-fi has violence, peril, and some language.

Movie R 2018 100 minutes
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After a slow start, this sci-fi adventure establishes itself as a modest but lovingly crafted "Western in space." Though her central character feels underdeveloped, Thatcher does a decent job of carrying Prospect, as Cee tries to survive an alien moon with harmful spores in its air and dangerous inhabitants threatening do one or more of kill, rob, or enslave her. Along with a sparse but convincing backdrop, Pascal's performance is another of the movie's strengths. He seems to relish delivering Ezra's wordy, rhythmic dialogue alongside Thatcher.

Together the two leads keep things watchable, despite the movie not always having enough plot to sustain Cee and Ezra's journey. The technical limitations of the filmmakers and their budgets are laid bare with a final action sequence that never really fights its way out of muddled and murky lighting and camera work. But Prospect is far from a cinematic failure. It's a decent interplanetary escape story given a boost by a small but stellar cast.

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