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Sci-Fi . Mystery . Drama . Thriller . Science Fiction

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Actors: Christopher Sommers , Christopher Stollery , Tyler Coppin , Elise Jansen , Freya Stafford , Jim Knobeloch , Madeleine West , Christopher Kirby , Noah Taylor , Sarah Snook , Ethan Hawke
Directors: Michael Spierig , Peter Spierig
Release: 2015-01-09
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  • kasa

    Dumb movie. I love sci-fi (i.e. 12 Monkeys) but this was a pointless story. Waste of time.

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  • Martin Tsai

    The Spierig brothers have deftly fashioned an unpredictable thrill ride, and the joy is to fit together all its puzzle pieces.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Peter Sobczynski

    As the heart of the story, however, Sarah Snook delivers a knockout performance that calls on her to perform the kind of tricky scenes that could have resulted in bad laughs throughout if handled incorrectly. Not only does she pull off her performance brilliantly throughout—there is not one moment in which she is anything less that utterly convincing and believable. Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    A meticulously crafted, sparse but beautifully photographed full-length feature film with strong work from a reliable veteran and a breakout performance from an actor you might not have heard of before.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Mike McCahill

    Considering these characters are bounced round like pinballs, it’s amazing Hawke and the hitherto unknown Snook gain the emotional traction they do: even those struggling to keep up can’t fail to notice how these two are burnt, figuratively and literally, by their experiences.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Allie Gemmill

    Predestination bends genre like it bends time. Simply put, it's a character study filtered through a science fiction lens.

    CineVue Full Review
  • Kim Newman

    A funny, affecting, twisted tale, which demands you pay close attention to every throwaway detail.

    Empire Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    If time-travel is your thing, you learn to shrug off inconsistencies. You debate chicken-egg questions over drinks or dope and mull over all the permutations. You graph it. You wish like hell you had a time machine. You savor every discombobulating, ludicrous, thrilling second of Predestination.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    To try and wrap your head around the plot of Predestination can only lead to madness. Don't get me wrong: The movie itself is a trip. Just jump off the cliff and go with the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, as they whoosh into the labyrinth of their own fervid imaginations.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Peter Keough

    His (Hawke) subtle performance also draws attention away from the creaky plot machinery, as does the Spierig brothers’ eye for the seemingly throwaway but pregnant detail.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Predestination is science fiction for a thoughtful crowd. This isn't an action oriented film nor should it be mistaken for a blockbuster.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Sara Stewart

    Weirder and more contemplative than many of its time-traveling brethren, Predestination is a stylish head trip. It also marks Australian actor Snook as one to watch, as she demonstrates some serious gender-bending range.

    New York Post Full Review
  • A.A. Dowd

    Predestination, a superficially cerebral new thriller, plays almost exclusively to the diagram-drawing crowd.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Elizabeth Kerr

    There’s something strange, wonderful, troublesome, brave, bonkers and completely watchable about Predestination that separates it from the scores of other time travel adventures that have come down the pipe in the past few years.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Mr. Hawke serves as both the narrator and the story’s ballast amid all the woo-woo interludes and disruptions, the puzzle piece you hold and worry about even as the scenery changes and identities shift.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Does it all add up? Maybe, if you follow the letter of narrative law. It's certainly imaginative, with high-minded ideas, but Hawke and Snook are what keep it grounded in truth.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    The Spierigs had the framework for something wonderful here, if only they’d trusted themselves to keep things simple.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    Predestination succeeds in teasing the brain and touching the heart even when its twists and turns keep multiplying well past the point of narrative sustainability.

    Variety Full Review
  • Staff [Not Credited]

    This intriguing and well-acted gender-bending story occasionally feels like "The Crying Game" meets "Looper."

    USA Today Full Review
  • Stephanie Merry

    The movie may not have quite the mind-bending wallop of “Inception,” but Predestination is about something deeper than fantasy.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    It takes talent, in front of and behind the camera, to create something engrossing and new in the timeworn time-travel odyssey. Whatever its shortcomings, Predestination is never at a loss for surprises.

    Movie Nation Full Review
  • Chuck Bowen

    The film effectively underlines the one undertaking that time-travel fantasies can never truly allow: escape from ourselves.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Matt Glasby

    Slick but overstretched, Predestination deserves respect for what it tries to achieve rather than dismissal for not getting there. Either way, you will not be bored.

    Total Film Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Predestination may have the trippiest, weirdest take yet on the time-travel concept.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    There’s a clarity to Snook’s emotional journey that’s absent from the rest of the film—a fact that’s partly deliberate, since Heinlein and the Spierigs mean to dive into the soup. But amid the murky genre experimentation, it’s a beacon of truth.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • Henry Barnes

    Even if Predestination is distinctive chiefly for Snook’s excellent performance, it’s still a tricksy story well-handled by its directors. It doesn’t offer any new twists on the genre, but it is clever enough to leave you satisfied that you don’t want the time back.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Kyle Anderson

    Predestination's pace is too slack, and the brothers are so painfully tentative as storytellers that the easily guessed big twist gets three separate reveals.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Thomas Lee

    "Looper,” while confusing at times, never lets the act of time travel undermine the movie’s intelligence nor the integrity of the main protagonist. By contrast, Predestination is too clever for its own good, a film that relies on schtick and gimmicks rather than honest storytelling.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Drew Taylor

    There are so many interesting ideas and concepts that could have been spun from this framework. Instead, it's the work of a bunch of filmmakers who seemingly wanted to offer up a WTF-worthy twist ending and tried to reverse engineer a movie from it.

    The Playlist Full Review
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