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Ender's Game Reviews

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July 23, 2020
[It] tries so hard to be something important but never gets there. Rather, it buries itself under its own themes and ends up becoming insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 8, 2020
Like watching a classy, non-satirical Starship Troopers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 29, 2020
Ender's Game is good, old fashioned, exciting sci-fi entertainment with a message.
April 24, 2020
It was entertaining and it was short.
April 24, 2020
I got into it. I was excited and I liked them.
January 7, 2020
There is no end to the beauty and intensity of Ender's Game. Wow!
August 27, 2019
Nothing much comes of any of this really, save for Card getting another chance to cling to relevance and advance his agenda of hate. So, maybe this was a bad idea.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 31, 2019
Audiences might have seen these subjects done before, but the lessons therein, the exciting action, and Butterfield's portrayal of the title character, just might make it worth seeing again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2019
Offers enough challenging ethical material for its target audience that it should be celebrated for asking these questions in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2019
A little long, a little questionable, a little baffling, a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2019
Ender's social maneuverings and foresightful power plays make for the best scenes in the film, and it would have been nice to have seen this interplay receive more attention and time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
March 20, 2019
Ender's Game is a visually stunning adaptation that falls short to relate the charisma and excitement of the Orson Scott Card classic science fiction novel. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 4, 2019
It struggles to stand out from the blockbuster field, too reverential to the genre at hand and seemingly unwilling to take any real risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
The endgame of Ender's Game hits home.
January 14, 2019
For those eager to see those Battle School fights, Ender's time there might be the strongest point of the film.
November 11, 2018
Filmmaker Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is an inquisitive sci-fi actioner that skillfully caters to the kiddie crowd while asking some mighty adult-oriented philosophical questions about the morality of war and the questionable boundaries of survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2018
The film tackles the subject of war from a different perspective, and it luckily doesn't try to beat you over the head with it like, say, Elysium did with its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 12, 2018
Ender's Game has just enough heart to keep you invested in Ender's journey towards the leader everyone believes him to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 17, 2017
It is nice ... to see Colonel Graff at his gruff best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 6, 2017
Starship Troopers, Alien, Tron and Star Trek also make up the movie's DNA but the story - a provocative study about the morality of warfare and conflicts of leadership - injects something powerful and new into the familiar 'chosen one' plot trajectory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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