• 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds
  • UK release: 24 March 2017
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A Mars mission docks with the ISS bearing a single-celled alien organism, which then bursts out of containment. Derivative sci-fi drama which feels like a blend / rip-off of Alien and Gravity; you spend most of it wondering who’ll die next. Reasonably effective but inessential.

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22 Mar 20173 stars

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson discover life on Mars in an Alien-esque sci-fi thriller

In a crowded marketplace for sci-fi, Daniel Espinosa's Life is at least fortunate to arrive before this year's big-hitters Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049. Consider it the warm-up act then, with a story that feels like a blend / rip-off of Alien…

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