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  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    As challenging as it must have been to pilot Joss Whedon's space opera from the TV junk pile to the big screen, the finished product is a triumph. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The dialogue, delivered mostly in Southern accents, is intended to be funny and fresh, but much of this Western-influenced sci-fi adventure story feels reheated. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although Mal is ostensibly the movie's hero, and River its heroine, Whedon does a good job of giving all onboard their own story arc, their tragedies and triumphs. The cast, to a man (and woman), is solid, although it's the ballet-trained Glau, who gets to mope in high angst and go Zhang Ziyi-crazy in a couple of martial-arts scenes, who steals the show. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While it's a geek's paradise from scene one, newcomers are likely to feel left out until they get their bearings. Fortunately, Whedon's characteristic humanity, coupled with the slyest sense of humor in Hollywood, greatly eases the transition. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    An appealingly low-rent, if not earth-shattering, 26th century "Star Wars" with faint glimmers of "Blade Runner," "Buckaroo Banzai" and "The Manchurian Candidate" for good measure. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    A brash, funny, action-packed bit of sci-fi ecstasy--and a giant raspberry to the execs who let "Firefly" fall out of the sky. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Whedon wants to make a Serenity trilogy, and I suspect the actors will grow on me if he does. In this case, familiarity would breed not contempt but comfort. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Serenity is made of dubious but energetic special effects, breathless velocity, much imagination, some sly verbal wit and a little political satire. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Serenity shows what might have happened if Han Solo had been the focus of the original "Star Wars" instead of whiny Jedi wannabe Luke Skywalker. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It features truly monstrous bogeymen in the Reavers, cannibalistic renegades who, legend has it, went to the edge of the universe and were driven mad by the abyss. show more

  • September 02, 2012 zanekelso
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    Loved the series and the movie. ******* hadn\'t been cancelled.

  • July 19, 2012 yh00000000127022
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    Loved it, Still can\'t understand why FireFly was cancelled. Well casted, they worked so well together. Would love to see Gina Torres as \" Wonder Woman\". Nathan Fillion is the best.

  • June 18, 2011 books4arainyday
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    LOVED Firefly. Why did they cancel it? What\'s wrong with those people?

  • November 09, 2010 knorri529
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    I watched Firefly for the first time by renting on through Netflix and fell in love with it. Had to watch all I could find. But the movie Serenity just topped it all off. Loved everything. A movie that kept my interest from start to finish. Bravo!

  • September 01, 2009 chillpillgirl28
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    BEST MOVIE EVER!!!! but you should watch the 14 episodes of FIREFLY on hulu.com first~

  • March 15, 2009 robbie61987
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    The worst piece of film work in a decade, made by the no talent hack who also gave is waterworld and Titan AE. It is not a film, it is a made for TV Sci-Fi cable film with production values that you would find better of in a Godzilla movie.

  • October 07, 2008 Dawn
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    A must see! The best of western mixed with Sci-fi! Will leave you wanting more and upset that the series was ever canceled.

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