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Passengers

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Anne Hathaway, Passengers
Kimberley French

Passengers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/24/08
performer:
Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Clea DuVall, David Morse
director:
Rodrigo Garcia
distributor:
TriStar Pictures
author:
Ronnie Christensen
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

If not for the eerie music, it’d be easy to mistake much of this schizy thriller for a romantic comedy with a serious case of the blahs. The trouble starts and ends with the rickety script, in which a therapist (Anne Hathaway) uncovers suspicious details about a plane crash while falling for its hunkiest survivor (Patrick Wilson, occasionally clothed). The actors make a noble effort, but Passengers turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people. Only this time, the big reveal doesn’t so much twist the plot as snap its neck. C