Reviews for this film from our members:
Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie
Excerpt: A perfect ending is rare but Cahill delivers. He ends the movie at precisely the moment you have enough information to draw your own conclusions, but not so much that only one interpretation is possible.
Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
Excerpt: Parece apuntar a unas trascendencias mayores que no acaba de alcanzar, pero lo nuevo de Mike Cahill es suficientemente envolvente en su maquinación y desarrollo como para ser recomendable.
Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
Excerpt: A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: …a bunch of mumbo jumbo parading as deep thought, a concept in search of a movie.
Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
Excerpt: Overwrought and always reaching for faux-profundity, the fact that I ORIGINS even got a theatrical release just boggles.
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: This is how reductive the debate [about science and religion] has become, and I Origins buys into that insulting simplicity while feigning to be above it.
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online
Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
Excerpt: ‘I Origins’ is an esoteric take on science and spirituality.
Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
Excerpt: A creative, visually gratifying experience – but requires a suspension of disbelief given the contrivance in the narrative.
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: The fact that Mike Cahill’s I Origins is able to string you along as long as it does is nothing short of miraculous. This is ribald pseudo-sci-fi gobbledygook of the highest magnitude, and yet I was riveted though 90% of it, waiting with baited breath for what was going to happen next.
Diego Salgado @ Cine para Leer [Spanish]
Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: Anybody with a brain and a pair of eyes can see the gaping holes that exist within the framework of this high-concept dud. Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: There’s no doubt it wants to be clever. Unhappily, it’s actually rather goofy.
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