Life (2017)

Review: Life (2017)

Well performed, well cast, well produced film. Feels a bit like Gravity by way of Alien. In some ways it is a little reductive. It feels very familiar to these isolated space movies with aliens and astronauts and scientists.

This does have the boon of having Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, who are charming as ever. The alien is at times sympathetic and horrific. It feels dangerous and at times insurmountable.

The film sticks the landing, but ultimately doesn’t make many waves in the horror ocean-scape.