Rent Predestination (2014)

3.2 of 5 from 461 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
'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.
Actors:
, , , , , , Sara El-Yafi, , , , , Christina Tan, , Milla Simmonds, Ruby Simmonds, ,
Directors:
,
Producers:
Paddy McDonald
Writers:
Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein
Studio:
Signature Entertainment
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2015
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2015
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (7) of Predestination

Utterly different, and pretty darn good too - Predestination review by MD

Spoiler Alert
31/08/2016

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.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

It makes sense if you look at it backwards - Predestination review by HA

Spoiler Alert
04/05/2017

This being a movie about time travel, perhaps it's apt I give my thoughts in reverse chronological order.

As the closing credits roll:

What!? How could they leave that detail unresolved? I mean... but... ok, sure, most of it, almost all of it, makes sense now, except I have no idea what might happen next.

For most of the middle:

It's a bit complicated, but I think I see where this is going. Are the writers really going to go there though? It'd be kind of an avant-garde plot twist and I'm not sure how they'd tie up the loose ends afterwards.

At the start:

This is odd, in a good way. The characters seem compelling and there's obviously going to be an enjoyably intellectual plot with cause & effect in the wrong order and different people turning out to actually be the same person from a different point in their history. I wonder what will happen next?

The very first shot:

Why is he carrying that other briefcase as well as the violin?

Now:

I tell you from the future, you have enjoyed watching this movie. It's a clever and interesting bit of writing, with some fine performances, and definitely worth a watch. But you're now wishing it was half an hour longer. Don't say I didn't always have said I was going to warn you.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Good, slow-paced Time Travel Tale - Predestination review by IT

Spoiler Alert
04/07/2018

Spoiler-free review...

The movie is well-acted, well filmed and has a style of its own which doesn't feel borrowed from anything else.

Like me, you might deduce the plot and supposed twists/surprises very early on (perhaps I've just seen a lot of time travel movies and know what I'm looking for) - but the overall journey is still a good one.

There are no scenes where the movie becomes dull, but also none really of particular tension or threat. Instead, you have a solid story, well told, and it isn't overly long.

The only disappointment? The climax is delivered in the manner of "wow, you didn't expect THAT did you?"... but actually, I did, and I'd known it was coming for at least an hour. It would have been nice to be hit with a real surprise.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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