Life

Drama • R • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa • 104 minutes

Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Viewer reviews

Slightly decent
★★★★★
Hollywood is just trolling us now. If it weren’t for the likeable cast I would have avoided this movie. This movie is nothing more than an hour and forty eight minute Rick Roll. Even the ending was completely phoned in. — coffeebean99

???
★★★★
Boring. Not what I expected. Spinoff of alien. Not good at all — bookie8mile

I was worried where the story was going...
★★★★
...but thankfully everybody died in the end. Bravo!!! P.S. Spoiler alert :) — gnomeofzurich

Lousy
★★★★★
Save your money — allthebest2you

Not great
★★★★★
Huge disappointment. Figured out the ending in the first five minutes. Characters behave in completely unrealistic ways and the whole thing feels copycat and lifeless. Avoid. — Mowgli1114

One of the biggest wastes of money!
★★★★
I can't believe they managed to get such a wonderful cast for something so horrible. This is a complete waste of time, it maybe has 15 minutes that are interesting but once the fear factor kicks in it's just a terrible, super predictable piece of lettuce. Don't waste your money, go rent Alien Covenant or another one of the originals instead of this B movie. — Obumbrata

I beyond hate it
★★★★
Dreadfully stupid and not worht anyone's time. I don't even know what I just watched after I gave up half way through movie. One of the character's accent is so heavy (no subtitles) that I could barely understand what she meant to say. The script has a lot of holes in it and it's just a pointless movie about nothing. I didn't believe all other reviews cuz cast was so good but they were right, terrible. — MayJazmin

Alright For Being Totally Predictable All The Way To The End
★★★★★
Typical Alien trying to take over humankind movie. Unfortunately some of the accents, especially one female, was so thick I ended up putting subtitles on to understand what the heck she was saying. It didn't matter, nothing she said was very interesting anyway. It started slow but the first death was pretty good then it was just waiting to see how soon everyone dies. It seems they tried to be clever at the end but it was pretty obvious what was going to happen. Wasn't really horrible but wasn't something I would add to my library or watch again. — Cscott04

Much Better Than Expected
★★★★
No this movie isn't terribly original. Yes, you can see similarities to 'Alien'. Then again, I always thought 'Alien' was a blatant ripoff of 'It! Terror From Beyond Space'. That particular movie came out in 1958. You know. Spaceship lands on an alien planet. Spaceship leaves. Oops, something got onboard. Let's seal, it in this compartment. No, this one. Let's fight it with fire. Let's blast it out in space. Only one survivor. That being said, I still enjoyed this movie. I like Jake and Ryan. The life form was particularly interesting. Effects were good. Couple good creep effects. To those that hated it, don't watch it. Better yet, get off your high horse and relax. — MDupraw

Good suspense from onset and throughout
★★★★★
The ending left something to ponder upon — Hyc303

A stinker of the first order
★★★★
As limp and lifeless as month-old celery. — Met.Man

Update of an "Alien" Movie
★★★★
Change the space ship and have a different enemy but it's still the same old story but with a different cast. — Wilmofree

Death. Slow Death.
★★★★
Danger Will Robinson. This movie was so bad I walked out on it, and I saw it on a plane (purloined humor, but I forget whose standup routine it's from). Back on topic, it's so bad....(how bad was it?)....it makes interstellar look stellar, gravity admirable, and arrival, well, okay, Gravity was a heaping, steaming pile, but that is where this one belongs in the scheme of movies ratings. It can't aspire to being a grade B. It has all of the artful writing of Evolution, but none of the humor. It had me on the edge of my seat, (wait for it) looking for a barf bag. — Si-Fi Lover

So so
★★★★★
The movie's attempt at suspense does shine in some parts. The creature itself is pretty terrifying and there are scenes that are a bit disturbing. Unfortunately the sci-fi/horror elements are all telegraphed so blatantly that you're left with no surprises. The twist ending was more comical than scary. You can tell within the last few minutes into the final scene it was a last ditch effort by the writers and the director to try and raise the stakes. Sadly it falls flat. Overall this is a b-grade popcorn flick. Not great if you're expecting something new and thought provoking. In fact if you want to watch a straight forward alien horror movie without having to think too much about the plot this might be your ticket for the evening. — theravenariel

They wasted a lot of money...I luckily paid 99¢
★★★★★
I'm so thankful I resisted the urge to buy this movie when I saw it was available to rent for 99¢. It had a promising cast and budget, but was ultimately a miserable steaming pile of crap. I had to force myself to watch till the end. As others have mentioned, go watch the Alien series if you want a good movie in this genre. I'm not sure how it's possible I watched a movie with two of my favorite actors and almost shot myself into outer space just to escape how horrible it was. Jesus wept. — MofoJoJo

TERRIBLE!
★★★★
Total waste. — Artismia

?!?!
★★★★
Personally, I'm on sure why everyone else gave us a terrible reviews. I found it to be extremely thrilling. I was on the edge of my seat! Suspenseful!! — Dixiepixies

Horrible
★★★★
This is MST3K material. At best. Entire, critical, plot points have been either left out or cut out as part the stupendously horrendous editing. The ONLY way this movie could be believable would be if NASA was run by a science denier under an inept administration. Hmm. Nope, still gonna rate it 1 star... — Tech Ramblings

very good
★★★★★
there are some incredibly picky movie goers out there. I really enjoyed this film and don't understand so many negative reviews. It's good plain and simple. So what if it reminds you of other movies what of it? It's spooky — Volcogo

A Buck too much
★★★★★
Took the $1 rental on this & the movie started out quite interesting, but (spoilers), once the creature from barely nothing created appeared, it was all downhill from there. It just did not seem even remotely possible the things that occurred as if this small thing could do so much. I kept waiting for it to spew fire.....lol. And the ending? Were they trying to do the opposite of the Gravity movie? — trickdog1

Stupid
★★★★
I had no idea this movie would be so predictable, cliche and scientifically unrealistic. Truly not worth the money or time. — Richkidd77

The Alien makes it to Earth
★★★★★
just saving you money by giving out the plot. Wait until you can watch it free...and literally have nothing to do with your life — GayPuppy

Predictable
★★★★★
The story, the "twists", even the music score were all something I'd seen before. It was a "paint by numbers" creation. — Avril in April

Shell Game
★★★★
Ignore the teenage reviews angered by the sleight of hand. There's no bad editing here, the director didn't drop the ball, the story, though far-fetched, is not riddled with holes. Maybe the science is, but it's fine. Be entertained. — Aeromonk

In Space Noone Can Hear Your Stupidity
★★★★
Good Sci-Fi depends on successrful suspension of disbelieve, i.e., the Alien series for the most part. This is no Alien though it pretends to be. Called in performances, a B-script by apparently drunk B-writers, and total disregard of science highlight this turkey. Good CGI and other effects can't bandaid over this wasted effort. If studios want to ripoff Alien perhaps they should watch it first. I agree that all reviews above two stars must have been cast and crew family members. — dp18

Excellent
★★★★★
Great movie!!!!! — colinross1982

Fantastic
★★★★★
Absolutely amazing — Dumblo2333

Better than the reviews
★★★★★
I'm not sure why this movie is getting such low starred reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Just go into it without expectations and appreciate the sci-fi movie as one of the better ones to rent today. — Select Soccer Teams

Super Fun and Creepy
★★★★★
Don't get all the negative reviews. Sure- we have seen it before. But who doesn't like a horrible space creature running slipshod on trapped astronauts?? Fun. Creepy. Good effects and performances. Just let yourself go and enjoy the ride. — DR Soundcity

Terrible
★★★★★
I'm mad after watching this movie because the story didnt make sense and every action has no following logic. visual effects are great and ryan reynolds as usual. the woman were beautiful and entertaining, but jake gylenhal was very disappointing. dont waste your time. — conman253

Absolute total crap
★★★★
Worst movie I have ever seen since D-Wars. I have never cared for Rotten Tomatoes reviews because they usually tend to be very off with their ratings and this one is proof in point!!!! — Mavrix79

Dumbest decisions in a space movie ever
★★★★
For a bunch of astronauts, none of them have a bit of sense about them. Alien attacked my buddy? Better open the door and pull him out & get trapped myself. OH! I can light a fire that'll set off the halo system. I meeeeannnn... — recarp

Good movie
★★★★★
I almost didn't buy it because of the bad reviews. However, it was actually a pretty good movie! — middldigit

I actually liked it!
★★★★
I see the other reviews that discredit the movie but I actually liked it. Kept my interest. Minus one star for what they did to Ryan Reynolds, whom I love! Otherwise I liked it. — NLK1979

Alien ripoff
★★★★
Stinks Alien ripoff not done remotely well to any degree Horrible film — jryseinfld

Fun Creepy Suspenseful Movie
★★★★★
I almost didn't watch this because of the negative reviews, but I'm glad I ignored them. This movie was suspenseful, fun, looks great and the acting is terrific and a cool ending. I'm starting to think there's a lot of miserable people out there who are impossible to please and they're not worth listening to. Check it out, you'll have a good time! — AmusedSpaceman

Life
★★★★
Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. It puzzles me that they could somehow get the money (and it was probably quite a large sum) to make this movie. It ranks right up there with Swiss Army Men. Does not even deserve one star. The rating should notify people not to attempt to watch the movie because it will cause harm to the cranium. — Living Years

I just wanted it to end.
★★★★
I've never watched a film before where I was actually excited when a character would die, because that meant that the film was that much closer to being over. You won't care about a single one of these characters or their idiotic choices. There are plenty of great movies set in space. Spend your two hours watching those. — scf2014

I lose Hope in Mankind With all These Negative Reviews.
★★★★
I enjoyed the movie. So what if it has ideas from Aliens. Had me going for 2 hours. People are just jaded, brain dead zombies who would rather stare at their cell phone with Facebook than watch a decent movie. Great cinematography, and effects and cast. I read reviews AFTER I watch a movie now because all the jaded zombies who are not thankful for anything anymore resulting in it being so easy to be negative, easy as eating. It is actually harder to be positive and constructive than negative. I bet none of you jaded zombies didn’t even notice that the first camera shot in the movie was a continuous, uncut, camera shot for 9 minutes! That is extremely difficult task to pull off, but they did it great. Similar to the 4.5 minute uncut camera shot at the beginning of Spectre. Go away jaded people...your chronic negativity is a blight on society. — Bearkat4160

Seriously, don't waste your time
★★★★
Ditto to every bad review on here. Boring. Waste of money/time. I can't believe the actors signed on for this piece of trash. Nothing was an original sci-fi idea. The plot was poorly planned out and the ending was just plain terrible. For a movie about science and space, very little was believable, plausible, or logical. Do yourself a favor and believe what everyone is saying on here. Don't waste your money on this movie — LucyLucy39

Not ALIEN but.....
★★★★
All those review were's from the very beginning must've been paid not to like the movie because if they gave it a little bit more time it was actually pretty decent I don't care about how accurate chemistry biology it is kept me on the edge of my seat that's all that mattered — Kickstartheart

Sickening
★★★★
I don't care for these directors who want to make a movie without one ounce of happiness to its ending. Maybe some people like sad endings, but I think it's sick. — NathanH83

Can't beleive I watched the whole thing!
★★★★★
I grew up on Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke and Vonnegut. But.... This story line was totally predictible, the acting was mediocre and the fact that a space station full of so many allegeld highly trained and educated people could make so many stupid errors and decisions based on pure emotion with no analytical action, actually insulted my intelligence. I gave it two stars only because the CGI was not all that bad., otherwise it was a ZERO. My IQ dropped 10 points from watching this burst of idiocy. — 60sBatfan

Very predictible
★★★★★
We've seen it before... except they were done better. This movie was predictable even before the last scene was revealed. It did have great music and beautiful cinematography . — A wonderful Podcasts...

Fire the writers!
★★★★
1. There are so many non-sensical and downright stupid acts done by these alleged "elite" scientists and astronauts that it took effort not to just turn off the rental 15 minutes into it. 2. The special effects and the acting were good, but that's about the only things I liked about this utter waste of $6 and my time. I skimmed the movie pretty much after the first 15 minutes and finished the whole thing in about 25 minutes. — Bitterthorn

Terrible. Not even a decent tribute to the movie it steals from.
★★★★
It's somewhat maddening as a film fan to see what has happened to American filmaking. This movie is a prime example. They must be assuming nobody watching this has seen a science fiction movie made before 1985, because if they had they would know this is a terrible, terrible knock off of Alien. Reimagining a movie is forgivable, it's done all the time. But the terrible, but expensive, direct copies we see being churned out lately, eg La la Land and now this, it's pretty sad. Please don't not give these filmakers your money or any encouragement. As for all the positive reviews here and on RT, yeah there's something fishy about that. — IsItMyEyes?

Sucked
★★★★
I love Sci-Fi and even B Movies. This movie was so awful its hard to put into words. — Octocroco

Scared Me Throughout!
★★★★★
I've read the other ratings and I feel like a complete stranger among so many people who either disliked this film or really hated it! I was mesmerized from the very beginning to the unsure and horrified ending. A new organism that kept growing stronger at a rate that was uncontrollable by the crew. It was not only killing the members of the space station but gained control of the re-entry of the space craft all the way back to earth. I found it believable, frightening and very well done. I am so far all alone in my opinions, how can there be such a gap in perceptions? Did ANYONE like it but me? — 2muchHAIR

Worst Sci-fi Ever
★★★★
I've never hated characters so much that I cheered when one would be killed. Fast forwarded through much of the film especially when there would be a "touching" moment between the characters. Acting is very bad and the situations were very contrived. Probably a bad director. Overall this one is crap which is amazing because the production is excellent. Really, really, stupid ending - which was expected. They are hoping for a sequel of course. Please don't make any more of this garbage. — mfears

Smart starfish takes over the world
★★★★
The writers basically ripped off every space movie of the last 30 years. Terrible. — Hailstorm224