• Ender's Game (2013)

Ender's Game

Release Date: November 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

When hostile aliens called the Formics attack Earth, only the legendary heroics of Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) manage to attain a victory. To prepare for the next attack, Col. Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and his cohorts initiate a military program to find the next Mazer. Recruit Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) exhibits an unusual gift for the training, easily mastering all of the challenges thrown at him. Mazer Rackham, himself, takes Ender as a protege to prepare him for the oncoming war.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight

Director: Gavin Hood

Genres: Action , Adventure , Science Fiction

Production Co: Chartoff Productions, Digital Domain, K/O Paper Products, Odd Lot Entertainment, Taleswapper

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Growing up, Quest, School, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    If only adapter-director Gavin Hood's movie had been tempered with craft and care and wasn't such a blunt instrument, one that seems designed as a delivery system for CGI derring-do instead of the heartbreaker it should be. show more

  • 55
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    It may seem odd for a teen-focused action movie to feel so glum, but that's actually something that the director gets right, even if it threatens to make this a dull affair: Ender's Game is a dark story of a children's crusade built on the crushed psyches of damaged youths, and too much uplift would undermine it. show more

  • 65
    Film.com

    Since it took 28 years to get it to the big screen, the fact that the end result feels rushed and hasty probably qualifies as irony. show more

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