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Io (2019)

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Critic Consensus: IO has some big ideas but little idea of how to effectively convey them, leaving viewers with a sci-fi drama whose attractive packaging can't cover its enervating core.

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Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth's survival.

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (5)

It's still watchable enough, thanks to an unsettlingly ambiguous performance by Margaret Qualley...and a spot of clanging contemporary relevance.

February 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A film more interested in symbols of human resilience than in the flesh-and-blood passions that animate it.

January 24, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not a good sign... when a movie ostensibly meant to rekindle one's faith in mankind makes you long instead for permanent apocalypse.

January 18, 2019 | Full Review…

IO isn't science fiction storytelling distilled so much as it is vaporized.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A fully formed Netflix original fit for streaming anytime, anywhere.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The handful of twists, a little world context and the unique visual style make for an intriguing watch, it's just a shame that the film is a little too much of a slow burn.

August 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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