“I Feel Very Comfortable In Saying That The Next Great Trilogy Is Upon Us.”
Serenity, despite its simple chase plot and elegant narrative ductwork, is unmistakably a TV season's worth of roller-coastering drama, most of it balanced on the capable shoulders of Fillion, a natural leading man.
Scott Brown - Entertainment Weekly
Joss Whedon's unassuming science-fiction adventure is superior in almost every respect to George Lucas's aggressively more ambitious screen entertainments.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Though diehard fans probably will take issue, Serenity is mostly sci-fi silliness attempting to be something more substantive.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Half a millennium after Neil Armstrong's one small step for mankind and we're back in the saddle again.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
After an hour of intense disorientation, the movie's arch sarcasm becomes oddly entertaining.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Whedon, who always delights in blending genres and tones, has assembled his most frantically disparate collection of pop culture quotations, boldly and cleverly going where plenty have gone before.
Matt Singer - Village Voice
As always, Whedon's sci-fi fantasies smartly parallel the serious issues we're grappling with here on Earth, while his protagonists remain mordantly funny in the face of utter disaster.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
The best summer thrill ride since Batman Begins, Serenity roars in a late but mighty welcome considering this year's sub-fun slate.
Louis B. Parks - Houston Chronicle
A space spectacle resonant with witty dialogue, accessible characters and kaleidoscopic action.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten.
Ken Tucker - New York Magazine
Serenity is made of dubious but energetic special effects, breathless velocity, much imagination, some sly verbal wit and a little political satire.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Serenity is a brash, funny, action-packed bit of sci-fi ecstasy.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen.
Andrea Gronvall - Chicago Reader
A kicky mix of space-movie mayhem and cowboy-movie corn.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The cast, a handful of sarcastic, working-stiff interstellar outlaws, is a magnetic bunch, turning the cliches of sci-fi adventure inside out.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
If you want to take a trip to the stars, this is the rocket to ride.
Tom Long - Detroit News
A good old-fashioned space opera.
Michael Senft - Arizona Republic
Bounces around to sometimes memorable effect but rarely soars.
Derek Elley - Variety
Serenity is so like TV that it ought to come with a clicker so we can switch over to the next movie at the multiplex.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
It would make a cute TV show.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Fans get priority seating on the ride, but there's plenty of room for rookies to clamber aboard.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Part of the kick to Serenity is watching the filmmaker expertly play with moods as he hyphenates the western and sci-fi genres.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
Serenity is a trim little picture of epic proportions.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
I mean Serenity no disrespect when I say it's enjoyably junky.
David Edelstein - Slate
Serenity isn't about effects. It's about narrative and characters, and it does a solid job in both areas.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The Serenity crew's chemistry isn't enough to take this spaceship into the stratosphere, and Whedon unleashes his most provocative ideas too late in the proceedings.
Sheri Linden - Hollywood Reporter
Whedon knows that he's blazing down a well-worn trail, but he addresses that by deftly adding elements of humor, action, romance and horror and continually confounding audience expectations.
Kevin Crust - Los Angeles Times
After suffering through a summer crammed with TV shows being remade into movies, it's refreshing to see a movie based on a TV show that is so entertaining that it actually makes you want to go and see the show of which the movie was created.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
In the end you are left with the feeling that Whedon works better on television than in the cinema.
Keith H. Brown - Eye for Film
Hardcore fans will undoubtedly be satisfied but its unlikely this will spread much beyond that audience, and even they will find it lacks that human spark and freshness that made the series distinctive and appealing.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
For what it is -- viewed as filmmaking in and of itself -- Serenity is tense and smoothly put together.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A magnificent closer to the series, and Whedon shows how much love he has for his fans by giving us a quality finisher...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Firefly finally has the triumphant finale fans longed for: the excitingly tense, often surprising and even more frequently comical Serenity. Fans will rejoice.
Todd Hertz - Christianity Today
The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun.
Nick Funnell - Time Out
In the context of an action cinema driven by false hope, misogyny and sadism, Serenity is an inspiring respite.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
The movie is a sci-fi buccaneer swashbuckler; Whedon hits all the obligatory space-opera notes, and he does it with a degree of verbal wit and agile pacing that could teach George Lucas a thing or two.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Has a simultaneously sprawling yet intimate quality.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
If you're a novice, this is a plucky introduction to Whedon's world and the most fun sci-fi of the year. If you're a devotee, this is the magnificent return you've been praying for.
Olly Richards - Empire Magazine
I personally didn't care when anyone died, I was bored for most of the way, wasn't impressed by its few action scenes.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
It has everything the TV series possessed, but also manages to elevate the tension to the next level.
Greg Bellavia - Film Threat
Any fan of Sci-Fi should enjoy this one. It's a bit too gory for the little people,but older kids and the parents, should have a blast.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
The film features plenty of exciting action and fight sequences blended with interesting and believable narrative.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
A sci-fi/western blend that does its progenitor proud.
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Serenity pulls off more honestly thrilling action with a fraction of Lucas' average budget.
Mike Sage - Peterborough This Week
Those familiar with the series will be quite pleased that there were some interesting ideas behind the fun adventures. It was a pleasure to see what was really happening and also to return to the characters of the series. But objectively I cannot recommen
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
...a treat for the eyes, but taxing on the brain. It's often a challenge for newcomers to navigate Whedon's fantasy world, with only modest payoffs for such an effort.
Todd Jorgenson - Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Having my daughter's diaper explode all over the place before the movie was far more appealing.
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi - Broomfield Enterprise
The movie's space battle...have a swiftness, an electricity and, most importantly, a clarity lacking in the works of other so-called sci-fi masters.
Randy Shulman - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Serenity isn't exactly what you'd call sci-fi based on ideas, but it is a delightful, infectious blend of pulp Westerns, Star Trek, Star Wars and even samurai films.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
A science fiction movie for adults.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Writer-director Joss Whedon resurrects a TV series one network canceled and no other wanted with sass and style.
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
The film has most of the qualities that made the show so wonderful, including the most important one: the feeling that it's not enough.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
You don't have to have seen the show to enjoy the film (although we do recommend you go out and buy the DVD set of Firefly because it's bogglingly good).
Scott Andrews - FilmFocus
Tons of genuine sci-fi fun thanks to the movie's sarcastic humour, well-drawn characters and action thrills that get started right off in a sensational prologue.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
Said Joss Whedon: "One time my cat spit up and Universal bought the treatment. They'd film the phone book if only they could find the action sequence."
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
A television-sized adventure populated by thinly constructed sidekicks and a hero suffering from Han Solo envy.
Sean O'Connell - Charlotte Weekly
I have no basis from which to judge [Firefly's] big-screen incarnation Serenity except as a stand-alone movie, and in that respect it works quite well.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
... as the story continued, and the layers of character developed, and the action heated up, the gang from the spaceship Serenity found a place in my sci-fi loving heart ...
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
A...visually captivating, and darkly mirthful Robert Heinlein-esque episodic trail of picaresque delights.
Les Wright - culturevulture.net
Serenity is damned entertaining and packed to the gills with instantly engaging characters.
James Hill - BET.com
Effectively a Western in space, Serenity is a thoroughly entertaining, smartly written, beautifully acted, rip-roaring action-adventure movie, that will appeal to both Firefly fans and newcomers alike.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Whedon should chill the **** out on the verbiage, but his direction isn't bad at all.
Luke Y. Thompson - Los Angeles CityBeat
Serenity should not be missed. If you plan on missing it you best get a foot ready, 'cuz you're going to be kicking yourself when you find out what you've been missing.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
A gently intelligent action sci-fi with wit, drama, and emotion to spare, this is the blockbuster you've been waiting for all year.
Jonathan Trout - BBC
I don't remember the last time I just sat and enjoyed the ride of a terrific movie.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
TV's sci-fi Firefly goes down in flames, despite the return of the original cast and Whedon's retro-arcane dialogue.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
A good-natured, multi-leveled space opera that earns more big-screen voyages.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Serenity blasts George Lucass recent prequels into the ether thanks to some rip-roaring action scenes and a knack of not taking itself too seriously.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
A sci-fi powerhouse, "Serenity" is designed to exist on its own terms, which it does, without apology. And that's a good thing.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
There was a great deal of potential in the premise and, in many ways, the big screen turns out to be a more suitable home for Serenity (nee Firefly) anyway.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
This near-future Western from Buffy creator Joss Whedon is a big, bold, B-movie piece of entertainment.
James Rocchi - Netflix
Fun to watch but you do feel like you have entered the movie half way through.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
The effect for the uninitiated is like being the only stranger at a party otherwise of old friends, who can converse in shorthand incomprehensible to the outsider.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
The film's strength is compelling character relationships and Whedon's trademark dialogue...
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Has a certain audacity that's the product of Whedon, sure, but it also betrays a sense of "I told you so".
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
All I can say is that I really enjoyed Serenity, and I plan on getting my hands on that "Firefly" DVD to see what I missed.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
... for fans of the series and the closure it deserved...
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Serenity is exciting. It moves at a brisk pace, and (Joss) Whedon has a wonderful ear for dialogue ...
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
This is about on par with the best Star Trek movies.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
It has a great sense of humor about it, an attractive cast and it's just a lot of fun.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
After suffering through a summer crammed with TV shows being remade into movies, it's refreshing to see a movie based on a TV show that is entertaining
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
This is the film that the last three "Star Wars" sequels should have been.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
Whedon figures, probably correctly, that fans of "Firefly" don't need detailed introductions to the regular characters. The rest of us do.
Dan Lybarger - eFilmCritic.com
Evinces the kind of swashbuckling bonhomie that made so many of us fall in love with the original Star Wars films, a love that was mightily tested by George Lucas' humorless prequels.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
Whedon's clout has given the artist some cache to turn his failed boob tube opus into a wondrous and wild sci-fi adventure on the big screen...an exuberant space opera.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Serenity is swash buckling good fun. It smartly understands that its audience wants a mix of corny belly-laughs and hard-core comic book style violence.
Jonathan W. Hickman - Entertainment Insiders
... Creates a fully-formed universe, one that almost feels like it could be plausible in 500 years.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
There's no denying Whedon's talent for dialogue, and for once, it feels less like scripted dialogue and more like real conversation.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
We get to see some nifty special effects fighting scenes and stuff blow up gratuitously. What more do we want?
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Han Solo? Your ship has flown. Indiana Jones? Move over. Captain Malcolm Reynolds is the big screen's most engaging and heroic rogue in decades.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
If you can grasp the gist of Firefly's intricate political machinations, then the flight's somewhat enjoyable.
The funny, adventurous Serenity proves there is life after cancellation.
Christian Toto - Washington Times
A love letter to Firefly fans, an open invitation to everyone else
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
- Baltimore Sun
It's a cult-film venture, with its own built-in geek fan base.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
A hipper, funnier, action-packed throwback to the original Star Wars.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Taut, immersive, and alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, a well-balanced blend of whooping Wild West action and space opera.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
For me, watching Serenity was like watching the sequel to a movie I missed.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Loyal fans may enjoy the temporary reprieve - - but I doubt any others will be won over.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The powers that be in Serenity are looking to run the 'verse.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
The movie is driven by slyly clever dialogue loaded with sneaky character insights.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Most of Serenity is talk, and thankfully, it is pretty great.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
This material cobbles together elements of Westerns, space epics, new-age mysticism and even zombie-horror films. And it's to the credit of screenwriter/director Joss Whedon that it all feels cohesive, coherent and believable.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The Serenity itself is a low-tech Millennium Falcon-type scow, losing parts on its way to another hard landing, and the film's effects are modest yet effective.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It's equal parts deadly action, deadpan comedy and knotty mystery.
- E! Online
Serenity is another superior, smart genre item.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
If you've never seen Firefly, you'll be lost... really, really lost.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
This genre picture is still a thrillingly original science fiction creation.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
While treating his subject matter with the utmost respect, Whedon also infuses it with his trademark off-kilter wit.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
If you think the Star Wars prequels are a disease, then Serenity is the cure.
Completely fresh, perhaps the best sci-fi film this year, and one of the better ones of any genre.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
If you want to know what a good science fiction movie is like, go see Serenity.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The entire cast from the series appears in the film, and at least a few seem poised for breakout status, especially Nathan Fillion.
Brooke Holgerson - Boston Phoenix
He's [Joss Whedon] interested in relationships, and he makes the smart choice to create drama through character development rather than action.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Whedon's smart, densely plotted, fast-paced story provides ample opportunities for characterization, revealing the pain beneath the characters' defensive humor.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Ultimately, I think SERENITY will appeal most directly to those who are already converted.
Moriarty - Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
Serenity is ultimately too insular to have mass appeal.
Pam Grady - Reel.com
Just when you think Whedon has fallen into the generic action film void, he injects Serenity with a dose of feeling...
Scott Collura - Now Playing Magazine
...fan-boy membership isn't necessary to enjoy the picture's smart handling of `Star Trek' conventions.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
It's clunky and has too many spare parts, but it gets the job done.
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Even if you aren't one of the 'Firefly' faithful, Serenity will give you some insight into why other people are.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
This movie is fast-paced with lots of kick-*** action and cool special effects, plus they toss around witty banter and one-liners as easily as they throw punches.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Even if certain elements of the movie seemed familiar individually, the whole of the enterprise feels different. It's a different voice and approach, and different is good.
Jeffrey Chen - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Whether this is your first trip or you're a charter passenger, Serenity is a wild ride -- and, if things work out, not the last.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
If you're familiar with the "Firefly" characters, you'll enjoy the episodic action far more than those who aren't.
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
Demonstrates that the best pop storytellers if not the best 'artists' in filmed entertainment these days are working in television.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The movie runs on the fuel of sly intelligence, not to mention a healthy skepticism about mankind's ability to achieve anything that might be called progress.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Though the movie seems built to launch an ongoing franchise, Whedon avoids bowing to the status quo, daringly taking his story in uncompromising directions.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
From a daytime firefight to an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat, the picture is winningly straightforward.
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee
As joyless, lurching, and filled with dull exposition as the TV show was giddy, fleet-footed, and packed with lively conversation.
Brett Buckalew - FilmStew.com
Serenity lives by its wits rather than special effects.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
A lot more sweaty fun than the last three overhyped, sterile, for-dorks-only Star Wars cartoons.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
An exciting, thoughtful big-screen adventure that employs most of the same characters and actors as the television series.
Richard Jinman - Sydney Morning Herald
A boisterous, semi-comic action thriller.
Tom Keogh - Seattle Times
a decent sci-fi'er more interesting for its characters than its plot...shows its roots in television from its visual composition to some cheesy effects
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Serenity is first and foremost a movie that will fulfill the hopes and dreams of each and every Firefly fan.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Serenity is going to have a hard time finding that right niche audience - outside of already existing Whedon/Firefly fans.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
In its own unassuming, self-effacing way, Serenity is the epic sci-fi adventure that the latter years of Star Wars could only dream of being.
Phoebe Flowers - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
While movies like I Robot are aimed at the brainless summer crowd. Serenity is designed for basement dwelling geeks just aching to find meaning in the mythos.
Uri Lessing - eFilmCritic.com
Good as a season finale, shaky as a stand-alone movie.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
The end result is a decent adaptation that's clearly been designed to appeal solely to hardcore fans of the show...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
It's the zippy chatter among the Serenity's wised-up space pirates that gives the film most of its punch, but with only serviceable action sequences and largely cookie-cutter effects, you can still sense the void just outside.
Paul Malcolm - L.A. Weekly
an action-packed thriller with a sense of humor, several ingenious ideas and a few startling scares... full of genre-bending fun and pop-culture trivia...
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
An amiable B-level spinoff of a cult sci-fi series whose reach clearly exceeds its grasp.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Whedon's six-gun space oddity comes recommended, but you may want to brush up on the series before venturing into the theater.
Andrew Wright - The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
While the well-intentioned Serenity likely won't achieve the revered status of Star Wars, at least it's no Episode 1.
Brian Juergens - Freeze Dried Movies
[T]otal-immersion science fiction... we are hip-deep in this sprawling, interplanetary society...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Whedon works plenty of smart pop-culture references into his genre-jumping script.
Bob Townsend - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
shows the limitations of the small-screen form
Chris Barsanti - Filmcritic.com
Can proudly be placed alongside "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Blade Runner" as one of the best science-fiction movies of modern cinema.
Edward Havens - FilmJerk.com
If you weren't into Firefly before, Serenity gives no decent excuse to start now.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
Captures the spirit of the series while jumping ahead with some unyielding visions of the future which have just as much relevance today.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Like watching the original Star Wars for the first time, or better yet, watching The Empire Strikes Back... Mal is a guy who would shoot Greedo first.
Fred Topel - About.com
If it's successful, Serenity will be taken as a singular achievement, one worth emulating for small screen auteurs and big screen marketing departments alike.
Dan Fienberg - Zap2it.com
The action sequences, it must be said, are intense, and the film is fun, if you can swallow all the hokum.
John Anderson - Christian Science Monitor
Serenity flies with sass and spirit, qualities that have been in palpably short supply in that Star Wars series since, well, Star Wars.
Jan Stuart - Newsday
The film is teeming with an overwhelming amount of integrity, heart, soul, and some of the best written characters to invade genre fiction in quite some time.
Spence D. - IGN Movies
A lively and clever sci-fi feature with colorful characters and a villain that is far more than the usual cardboard cutout.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
...giving a much-needed shot in the arm to a genre that's become so pompous and full of itself that it wasn't any fun anymore.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
Whedon's direction is no letdown.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
I can't believe I am saying this, but I think Serenity could be the new Star Wars.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Confusing panache and show-off dialogue slows the blastoff, but this escapist journey turns into high adventure with a rather special style.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
A perfectly acceptable elongated episode of a television series projected onto a screen several sizes too large for it...more pretender than real contender.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
The cleverest, crankiest, wittiest, wildest, and most character-driven sci-fi adventure in 25 years; it's the best outer-space trip I've been on since the empire struck back.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Although watching the movie feels like tuning into a TV program just in time for the series finale --which, um, it sort of is-- this Serenity is decent stuff.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
A likeable cast with crackling chemistry, plus genre mash-ups, tough/clever wisecracks, and expert seasoning of action with humor and humor with action.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Highly recommendable, especially for fans of Firefly.
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Watching Serenity is like starting at the 84th episode of a convoluted and silly sci-fi soap opera.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Leaps well beyond the rather humble bonds of a mediocre cancelled TV show into the realm of amazing, adventure filmmaking.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
...a by-the-numbers tale that will have a great following by its ready-made fan base
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Folks looking for just a sci-fi film will be wonderfully surprised by Whedon's whip crack dialogue and hardcore fans will be just happy to see these people back.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
A nice gift for Firefly fans, but not quite as good for the rest of us.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Good old-fashioned entertainment that delivers primarily through its storyline, it's a bit like Star Wars with a dash of Indiana Jones-style action.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
One of the most satisfying action movies in a long, long time.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
This is UPN-style storytelling and aesthetics trying to pass as serious filmmaking.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
is transmuted . . .intact to the big screen with creator Joss Whedon at the controls, the original cast in place, and all of them in perfect form.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
An A-grade experience. The writing is impeccable, the chemistry among the cast is fantastic, the performances are great, and the action is non-stop!
Clint Morris - Moviehole