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Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  1 November 2013 (USA)
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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alai (as Suraj Parthasarathy)
Peter Wiggin (as Jimmy Jax Pinchak)
Stilson (as Caleb Thaggard)
Cameron Gaskins ...
Slattery (Leopard Army)


The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. Written by CrystalSinger45, Jesse Daniels, strouda56

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego de Ender  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,017,351 (USA) (1 November 2013)


$61,656,849 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Kingsley, featured prominently in the movie's marketing, doesn't appear until 70 minutes into the movie. See more »


Ender says to Stilson, "One on one, then why are your buddies holding me?" Just before he starts talking he moves his lips, clearly saying something, but no sound is heard. See more »


[first lines]
Ender Wiggin: Fifty years ago an alien force known as the Formics attacked Earth. Tens of millions died. It was only through the sacrifice of our greatest commander that we avoided total annihilation. We've been preparing for them to come back ever since. The International Fleet decided that the world's smartest children are the planet's best hope. Raised on war games, their decisions are intuitive, decisive, fearless. I am one of those recruits.
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User Reviews

Go see it, its superb
25 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Never having read the book I wasn't hugely anticipating the release of this movie but my wife who read the book many years ago dragged me along. But from the opening scenes right to the climactic finale I was glued to the screen. Asa B and Harry F both give outstanding performances backed up by the totally brilliant supporting cast with a special mention to Sir Ben K big nose and everything. I loved the score, sfx and script all top drawer and a massive improvement on the directors (Gavin Hood) previous effort wolverine. I have read about the original authors controversial views and could not see anything that pollutes the film in anyway. Its also a good exercise for Harry F to get his space legs back in preparation for episode 7. In conclusion if you like a good sci fi spectacular go see this movie today, you will not be disappointed.

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Please read: I want your opinion on the story of Ender's Game. WingsOfWax
For me, Ender was a fool in the end. cirobolzani
Am I the only person who enjoyed the movie? ekhobella
Better than the book, but what a ridiculous premise... WingsOfWax
Didn't read the book, the ending sucked americandesik5
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