Voyagers

critic Reviews

, 27% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • It has a game cast and a premise ripe with potential, but Voyagers drifts in familiar orbit rather than fully exploring its intriguing themes.
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    Roxana HadadiPolygon
    Burger doesn't bring anything new to the material, which was lifted practically beat for beat from William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    Most of the youthful actors give performances of a startling lassitude, although, to be charitable, that may be the fault of the plot...
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    "Voyagers" shows that Burger can still move a story along with craft, pace, and skill, even if that story is, in the end, awfully predictable. Maybe it's time he got back to the grown-ups' table.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    The characters have so little development, they don't even reach archetypes level.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    This curious but engaging parable has its own speculative side, grounded mostly in the soft sciences: sociology, for instance, with a hint of the nature-or-nurture debate.
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    Lindsey BahrAssociated Press
    It's the kind of premise that you can imagine would have been better served by a limited series with time to get to know and like at least some of the characters so that there are some stakes.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    It's a less-than-stellar 'Lord of the Flies' in outer space with YA tropes.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The film's production design and general tone are solid, but it's not quite enough to elevate the movie to greater heights.
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    Ron WilkinsonIt's Just Movies
    Aliens attacking a multi light year survival mission turn out to be the crew itself.
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    Candice McMillanSeattle Refined
    Despite its flirty premise, the primary problem that "Voyagers" faces is the seriousness with which it takes the morals that rest shakily at its core. The film is eager to address age-old philosophical questions ... without any strong, clear thesis.
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