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Release Date: January 22nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2016

PG-13|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis and disease. Separated from her family, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) will do whatever it takes to reunite with her brother Sam. Fate leads her to form an alliance with Evan Walker (Alex Roe), a mysterious young man who may be her last hope. Forced to trust each other, Cassie and Evan fight for survival during the fifth assault from the invaders.

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur

Director: J Blakeson

Genres: Thriller, Adventure, Science fiction

Production Co: GK Films, Material Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Like many films designed to double as opening chapters in ongoing screen sagas, The Fifth Wave always feels padded, its focus on establishing a springboard for future sequels rather than satisfactorily exploring its own narrative. show more

  • Like a bad orange, this adaptation of the series-spawning novel by Rick Yancey lacks both juice and flavor. show more

  • Director J Blakeson...might be making franchise bait but he exhibits a relatively restrained reliance on spectacle, and the screenplay by Jeff Pinkner, Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman is light on the aphoristic earnestness that bogged down the most recent Hunger Games, or last year’s Goldsman-penned Insurgent. show more

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