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

Kept me fully entertained
★★★★★
Don't listen to critic reviews. Thoroughly entertaining. Can't go wrong with Chris Pratt. — SuzieQ206

sci-fi---NOT
★★★★
soap opra in space...turned it off 1/2 way thru...NOT sci-fi... — Tom777

Why is this movie disliked?
★★★★
I enjoyed it. It was a good movie with good acting and a good script. — magna199

Never rely solely on critic reviews!
★★★★★
Never rely solely on critic's reviews. Critics can be great at reviewing more intricate thought provoking drama driven indie films, but no system is perfect. That's why I always check both critic reviews and user reviews before turning down, renting, or buying a movie. Passengers was a movie I had low expectations for and came out really enjoying the experience from Chris Pratt's character's point of view. It raised difficult questions and decisions that were relatable to our present and future space endeavors. I love sci-fi and I love Chris Pratt....While this is not a mind blowing amazing movie, it is still a sweet little gem hiding within the rough of bad critic scores. — UnivTennVol06

Great movie
★★★★★
Far above expectations. — LChoker

Critics got this one wrong
★★★★★
I genuinely don't know why Passengers was panned by critics. I liked it so much I watched it four times in a 24-hour period. Pratt and Lawrence sold me on their on screen chemistry, Jennifer Lawrence in particular deserves an award. It has an interesting plot, the special effects are great, and it's actually become one of my favorites. — Jeff Seamons

Great Effects, Weak, Predictable Story
★★★★★
We actually saw this in the theater. The design of the ship and the effects are great but otherwise, the premise was weakly executed. Highly predictable and downright annoying in multiple parts. Watch it for the effects but don't expect much else. Should have ended in a murder followed by madness based on what transpired. THAT could have been interesting. — CJTraveler

Rotten Tomatoes Got It Wrong
★★★★
This movie is so much better than Rotten Tomatoes' 31% rating. It's thoroughly enjoyable, and not at all dull. Not exceptionally fantastic, but a good movie and worth renting. — bagne

Awful and very boring
★★★★
I am a long time fan of sci fi and fantasy stories. However, my wife and I will never get back the time this movie took to play. It is slower moving than a national geaographic documentary. — Pacific Rim more Rodenberry

Loved it!!! Critics wrong as usual!!!
★★★★★
Love this movie! Great story, great actors, great acting, great directing/writing, and great ending!!! Love Chris Pratt and JLaw together, great chemistry and scenes are captivating. This is a love story will live on past the critics chatter. — OC Goonies

Wonderful Movie
★★★★★
This movie has a bit of everything; action, suspense, humor, mystery, romance and drama. Rotten Tomatoes reviews are not credible and most likely jaded. Sit back and enjoy this movie, you won't be disappointed. — QofC

Empty.
★★★★★
The ship look is cool but that is it. — ArnaudVDH

Good but not good...
★★★★★
I loved the first hour and a 15 min of this... the love story and the drama were great... cut to the climax of impending doom and the plot moves in a very strange unsatisfying direction that--even for sci-fi--seems unrealistic and choppy. Worth the rental not the purchase I suppose. — tomm-ay

Loved it
★★★★★
Here's the choice. If you like a love story with space as the side, choose this. If you like a space movie in the likes of Alien don't choose this. It's a fantastic movie if you like the first choice. — Blackatmis

Dumbest movie I've ever seen
★★★★
The first half is okay. The last half is pure crap. B-rate plot. I want those minutes of my life back I wasted watching this stupid mindless film. — star_dot_star

Wonderful movie
★★★★★
I’ve never written a movie review before. But this movie deserves it. As so often, Rotten Tomatoes ratings only apply if you are looking for a work of art rather than want to watch a movie for entertainment. If you’re looking for a solid, well-entertaining movie that also touches your heart, this is it. This is not to say that this movie isn’t a work of art—it is (the cinematography alone is beautiful and stunning). But it’s primarily a wonderful and entertaining story, following the classic “Hero’s Journey”: call to adventure, ordeal, and resolution. Knowing that this movie has a resolution (I won’t say how—you’ll be surprised) does in no way make it any less interesting. I enjoyed it a lot—thank you to all who made it happen. — world@peace

Liked it a lot!
★★★★
Human being: socialism, afraid of being alone, need to be loved, fighting for life& creator all of'em in this movie. — Honeyjomei

Boring
★★★★★
Had to fast forward to complete this movie. Towards end has some PlayStation/Xbox video game-like action scenes. But ultimately the finale is not worth the painfully slow and dull dialogue and very obvious plot that thinner than stretched pasta. Two stars because it has Laurence as the hottie many dudes wish they were trapped alone with. — DaLocoGuy

Great movie
★★★★★
I loved the story told in this movie! This is a must see, once again rotten got it all wrong. — The Ricster

It was great. Jennifer Lawrence ❤️❤️💕
★★★★★
I really liked this movie. My genre is sci-fi, action etc. I will buy this when it goes on sale. I've watched it 5 times already. — ixworks

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