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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Director Cordero manages the not-bad trick of generating suspense while keeping the overall tone cool and collected. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    "Another Earth" and "Moon" transcended their financial and physical limitations with mystery and ambiguity. Europa Report goes ploddingly where bolder films have gone before. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    A quiet, modest chamber piece more like "Moon" than "Star Wars." show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Finally, a found-footage thriller that merits, and expands on, this irrationally popular format. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    The basic story has been told many times before, but it’s intriguingly retold by screenwriter Philip Gelatt and director Sebastian Cordero in this low-budget, bare-bones rendering of a familiar theme. show more

  • 55
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    While Europa Report recalls such small-ensemble stuck-in-space flicks as "Moon" and "Sunshine," it's basically "The Blair Witch Project" relocated to the vicinity of Jupiter. show more

  • 59
    William Goss Film.com

    Europa Report doesn’t entirely sell out to convention by the end, but the steps it takes to reach its noble conclusion reflect a lack of imagination and invention, especially for a film that initially seems to champion such qualities. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    The real treat here is the science, not the fiction. The film’s sleek aesthetic was developed in consultation with NASA about what such a mission would actually require, and look like as viewed on surveillance cameras. show more

  • 75
    RogerEbert.com

    The beauty of Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero's film is the simplicity of its approach. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Technique largely does the work of imagination. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The nuts and bolts of Europa Report may feel very familiar, but the movie doesn’t look quite like anything else. show more

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