'Predestination' chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop crimes before they are committed. Now, on his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Utterly different, and pretty darn good too
- Predestination review by MD
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You rated this film: 4
Just occasionally, a film comes along that really does seem like nothing you've seen before. This is just such a film.
It's about time travel, it's about boy meets girl, it's about a hitman and a terrorist, all of which are not exactly new in the movies, but the story itself, and the way it unfolds, are completely original and not at all what you might expect.
I suspect some folks may find it too complicated or too pretentious to really enjoy it, but I thought it was a really neat idea with excellent performances (in particular by Sarah Snook), a no-nonsense, provocative script and sharp direction. When you get to the end, you just have to watch it again to see all the clues throughout, and to appreciate that it truly is a very clever and engaging little movie.
Definitely recommended if you have an open mind and want something way out of the usual mainstream fare.
I found this to be interesting, but very complicated. Even after all the plot details are revealed, its still a head scratcher.
This would suit someone who likes to think about the films they watch in great depth.
Acting was uniformly very good but... The audience has to put in a lot of work to follow this film. But the central plot; which I (will not give away) was I think unique, It came as a surprise, when I found out what had actually been going on; and I have not seen the central idea any where else in any other film about time travel I have seen.
I would recommend it, but you have to be in the mood to give your brain a workout, its not an easy watch, but its a well made film. B.
what came first the chicken or the egg?
- Predestination review by TJ
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You rated this film: 5
This is a very cleverly written piece of scifi… its a difficult film yo review as it would be so easy to spoil the gradual reveal… suffice to say the phrase 'Want came first the chicken or the egg ' as utterred by the barman proves to be prophetic.
Just be warned its a slow burner… but well worth the wait. If