Passengers (2016)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy • PG-13 • Directed by: Morten Tyldum • 116 minutes

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in a high-stakes adventure about two passengers, Jim and Aurora, onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As they try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other only to discover that the ship itself is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

Viewer reviews

An almost perfect movie
★★★★
The acting, music and visual effects were outstanding but the movie has one problem that really shakes it: The Chris Pratt character who woke up Jennifer Lawrence. It made the movie more evil and it would've been better if she woke up herself. Good movie but needed a bit more — Shrnskekd

Romance dressed up as sci-fi
★★★★★
If you are in the mood for a romance that plays out on a spaceship then this is the film for you. I rented it hoping for an interesting sci-fi storyline and it fell short. Sure the underlying theme has a sci-fi feel but the plot is a predictable romance. With the appropriate expectations, you may enjoy it more than I did. — MabelMylo

rotten tomatoes is very wrong.
★★★★★
Although the movie is slightly sappy and very romance based, its moral provocations are very intact, and very compelling. With the addition of romance, the movie becomes both morally and romantically challenging to the person watching. I give it a 5 stars. One of my favorite movies, not just of the year, but of all time. — dyspence

Wow
★★★★★
After watching this movie I thought ,could I last 6-9 months by my self on a ship in space 🤔 nope, ! very good new !!!! Loved it and have to say haven't seen one like this before, so really loved the story line on this !!! — Mnswill

THE WORST MOVIE EVER
★★★★
I don't typically listen to critic reviews, but dear god were they right on this one. This movie was awful!! Maybe those who gave it five stars were easily swayed by the visual effects and overlooked the fact that there was no storyline. Please, don't waste your life watching this movie. Those who left good reviews are evil people who are trying to deceive you into disappointment! Save yourselves money and more importantly time! — PogiLuna

Wall-e
★★★★★
I liked it. Wall e with real people — Vick vane

The sweetest love story ever ☺️
★★★★★
Everything about this movie is great, you'll enjoy every second of it if you can adopt the love story to the environment that the movie is happening and accept it. The actings are great especially Chris Pratt has the same funny facial movements that you see them in the Guardians of the Galaxy 😁 — Sifu Emir

Everything I wanted in a sci-fi
★★★★★
I really enjoyed all of this movie. The ship. The beautiful space. The crew, the cast. It was much more than the bs I heard about it just being a "date night" for Pratt and Lawrence, who are great together, go figure. It almost makes me want to go to Mars with Musk, I'm holding out for Saturn though. — worldsapart7

Amazing movie.
★★★★★
Really enjoyed the plot and the family feel to it. Love every minute of it. Makes your be grateful for what we have. It's hard to find great movies like these without thematic content or sex or violence now days. — LP-RIPPER24

I loved this movie!
★★★★★
Omg what is up with the critics! This movie was great! I loved the ending (which I will not spoil). Just ignore the critics. — Catie1214😀😀😀

A great movie
★★★★★
Just let you know how ideas even in the future space travel anything can happen when you're up in space you're only person you can depend on is you. One of the great feel good movies out there. I loved it! If you sit down and watch it you will see what I saw when I was watching this movie 🎥 two thumbs up good for kids too. — Simdps

Agree, Ignore the Critics .... they are snowflakes
★★★★★
This is a wonderful movie of human survival and love, set in the future and written from the past. A must see movie!!!! — wphelps

Much better than expected!
★★★★
Surprisingly good! Ignore the critics. The plot is a little lame, but the special effects are great, and JLaw & Chris are in top form with just enough subtle humor to make up for any suspected plot predictability, and of course you'll love the bartender - a real scene stealer. Most amazing effects are when the ship loses gravity, and don't miss the deleted "taco" scene (you can find it on YouTube) - the look on Jen's face is priceless. And just in case you think you've figured it all out, wait 'til the end - actually the final end. Enjoy! — DblBogeyBoy

Critical failure - Great Movie
★★★★★
Passengers exceeded my expectations and was probably the most interesting movie I've seen this year. The movie captures the range of human emotions brilliantly and had just the right pace and balance between emotion, tension, and suspense. Critics may say that it's not deep enough and the average movie goer may say there's not enough action or big explosions. For me, this movie lived in the "goldilocks zone" throughout its journey! — PBoy1975

Absolutely Great!!
★★★★★
Rotten Tomatoes got this one wrong. Great movie! — CalebR13

Pretty dumb movie
★★★★★
Really stupid story. Actors got paid. — Moremessina

So good!
★★★★★
The trailers are a little deceiving -- this is a total chick flick! However, being that I am a chick, I loved it! There are a few suspenseful moments that reminded you that oh yeah, they are hurtling through space in a damaged spaceship. And I thought chris pratt did an amazing job in this movie. I don't understand how rotten tomatoes didn't give this better reviews. You won't regret watching it. — JSO21

Loved it!
★★★★★
Great movie done well. Some of the physics are way out there in fantasy-land but it's a sci-fi-fantasy, so who cares. The ending-credits song does not fit at all and ruins the mood. The producer dropped the ball on that. Overall loved the movie, the cast and scenery. — GOT YO

Better than i thought
★★★★
I dont know what all the negative reviewa were I liked it....emotion invoking! It's a romance in a interstellar Robinson Crusoe setting! Its NOT Star Wars! — Nadja Pearl

Please don't waste your time or money
★★★★
This should have been called "Sleeper" — sci-fi geek

Very Enjoyable
★★★★★
Pay no heed to the nay sayers and haters that gave this Rotten Tomatoes. This is way better than the haters would lead you to think it is. This is a great date movie by the way. — Yeti8me69

Ignore Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★★
This movie is one of the best sci-fi trailers I've seen in a long time. — ShankFuLlama

Critics... really?
★★★★★
This movie was awesome!!! — Sw1ce

Awesome movie!!!
★★★★★
Rotten tomatoes is stupid. This movie was suspenseful, funny, and thrilling. I'm glad everyone else seems to feel the same !!! Watch it! — Jesseoliver23581

Ratings are wrong
★★★★★
I expected to be dissapointed but it was really good. Interesting, good storyline, good acting, great visuals. Even when it seemed to be getting a bit out of reach - it is sci-fi & fantasy after all - it was believable. Only one tiny thing threw me. On a ship with 5000 people, all this technology and all of it's replacement parts, there's only one auto doc? I was like 'oh, come on!' — Joeyf1965

Very excellent!
★★★★★
Great action, character development and plot. For sci-fi fans a must see. This is the first movie I have seen that actually prevents running into space junk at sub-light speed. Graphics are excellent and definitely a great fantasy for space flight fans. It'll make you stop and think about hybernation! — Pelodark

Forget rotten tomatoes!
★★★★★
This is a super nice movie!! Enjoy!!! — Lucky Spacetramp

Inspiring
★★★★★
Love this movie. While I did not know how they could make it movie from what I had seen in the trailer story was very inspiring - giving hope of how to make the best of a not so good situation. Love is a key of this hope. — afvf

Engaging.
★★★★★
This was not a movie on my "must watch" list. I honestly had no desire to watch and only viewed it because my family had been wanting to watch. Normally my ADD makes it almost impossible to sit and watch a movie without playing on my iPad at the same time. However, whilst watching Passengers, I never once reached for even my phone. It had my attention from the first scene and never for one second lost my interest. I loved the storyline and the acting was spot on. I don't like "sci-fi", and while at first glance it seems to be on the verge of being sci-fi" / futuristic, it didn't put me off. It wasn't too over the top and was an imaginative view of what our future could be like. — Jessjoy78

It had potential, sadly it didn't deliver
★★★★★
The acting is fair and the plot meanders. Sometimes I almost felt that the actors were actualy trying. One of the few movies that I realized - "these are actors". Never really delivers. I am a sci fi fan too so I am forgiving. Guess I just need to get on the ship myself and see what happens... — ORRMC2

Feeling ripped off
★★★★
I wasted two hours of my life on this boring piece of crap. — Jafononymous

An Interstellar Odyssey
★★★★★
My family just watched this visual masterpiece and felt like we had all been taken on our own magical tour of galaxies beyond our current understanding. The premise of this movie was reminiscent of the Titanic, but more serene. Your Preteens to Gen-Xers will thoroughly enjoy this adventure. Watch it tonight! — josepharmour

Meh
★★★★★
The movie was better than I thought it was going to be, but not by much. I'd say it's worth renting but not buying. — Whiteman1010

A joyful surprise
★★★★★
Expected this to have a storyline with serious flaws or some ending that was stupid or made no sense. Instead it was a pleasure to watch. I'd watch it a second time. The only thing that might have ruined it were the shallow critics and troll reviews. Glad I didn't listen. Thanks Chris and Jenifer for engaging performances. — Mitchell Ashley

Don't listen to rotten
★★★★
Amazing movie, really good to watch, trust me it's not a bad or boring movie — Roaf Htun

Good movie
★★★★★
I liked this movie, it's nice to see something new instead of another reboot or sequel. It's a good sci-fi flick, good acting, nice special effects, and the story is good too. — Fireace08

Great movie!
★★★★★
Never listen to rotten tomatoes they're the worst! — Mark_Berry

Ignore Rotten Tomatoes Idiots
★★★★★
I am a movie fan, attended film festivals etc. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. This movie is a masterpiece on many levels. It is about life on one level; how do you deal with the rest of your life if your cards don't turn out well. It is about space travel, visuals, how vulnerable we are in the vastness of space when we are no longer shielded in our planet earth. It is an unlikely love story also. Acting is fantastic by all three main characters. This movie deserved oscars for acting, visuals, vision especially best picture if Oscars were fair. — everymusic

Great movie. So well made.
★★★★★
Passengers entrigued me when it was released but I never got a chance to see it. So I rented it on my AppleTV. I watched it twice in one night. My wife and I both very muched liked it and then when she went to bed I decided to watch it again just to see the AMAZING visuals. The sets and CG were absolutley top notch. The acting was very good and the characters were very believable. I understand what Pratt's character did, he had been alone for over a year. He had literally gone insane and did the only thing he could to regain his humanity and in doing so saved everyone else. It was a good story. Watch it. — jsimenstad

Excellent Story! Every Man needs a friend.
★★★★★
There are no aliens, no lasers, or Jedi, just a great love story about a man needing a friend and there is no greater friend to a man than a women. — Movie Master96

Excellent - Nothing but the BEST !
★★★★★
Rotten Tomatoes rating is just that - Rotten ! The acting, setting, story line, and scientific basis is outstanding. I felt as if I was there with those people in their dilemma, the movie took me out of my simple life and put me well into the future in situations that I had really never seriously considered. GREAT MOVIE. Well worth your time and money. I watch 200-350 movies of all types annually and feel like I know what I am talking about. — AAWNC

This movie is worth watching! Rotten Tomatoes are full of rotten reviews!
★★★★★
I think the storyline is great. I dunno but I'm already thinking a lot of good sequels at the end of the movie. ;) — m4ck3nz13

It's a trap...
★★★★★
Love story, not sci-fi thriller. It's aight doe. — Synthetic Rapture

passengers
★★★★★
This was a great movie.Great story and fantastic acting. — gamerlps

it was ok
★★★★★
It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was worth the five bucks. — UNLV-SWK

Just Bad.
★★★★
I don't mind a good movie with a glacial pace. But this movie - it was just a bunch of nothing. Acting was laughable, story was beyond simple. There's no twist or anything in it. At times it feels like it's going to turn into The Shining in space, but doesn't. Horrible. — CletusBrawleysGhost

Very nice sci-fi flick
★★★★
I found this sci-fi movie to be very entertaining. Great concept of malfunction in deep space. — Supertonic_man

AMAZING
★★★★★
Shipping these two! The movie is amazing and made me ask my partner if he'll get mad if I were to open his pod. Reminds me of the movie Martian but this is better. No dull moments. — Nani090489

GREAT!
★★★★★
Not sure why the reviews were so bad on this. It was a beautiful love story mixed with mystery. Character building was there and the film overall took it's time, which is a good thing. Reminded me of the good ole days in the 90's when movies would actually take their time, build anticipation and make you feel something for these characters. Plus, they used REAL sets on this! That rarely happens anymore with these types of movies. Critics got this one wrong. It's not worth 100% on rotten tomatoes but I believe it should have been more around the 80% - 90% mark. This is a unique movie that deserves FAR FAR more credit than it received. Well worth a watch and well worth the money. — Before Our Kingdom

Passengers
★★★★★
Biggest flaw of the movie: the writer of the script doesn't have the level of creative talent and is too lazy to present us the movie-goers the crappiest segment that a message that's sent to earth from the starship arrives there, not in a nano second, but in like 50 years. Seriously??? — Futurist Babe