Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.


Christian Alvart


Travis Milloy (screenplay), Travis Milloy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Payton
Ben Foster ... Bower
Cam Gigandet ... Gallo
Antje Traue ... Nadia
Cung Le ... Manh
Eddie Rouse ... Leland
Norman Reedus ... Shepard
André Hennicke ... Hunter Leader (as André M. Hennicke)
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ... Evalon
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
Asia Luna Mohmand Asia Luna Mohmand ... Childhunter (as Luna Mohmand)
Delphine Chuillot ... Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe Julian Rappe ... Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio Domenico D'Ambrosio ... Wounded Officer 'Eden'


Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Written by Overture Films

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Worlds End. Fear Survives. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Ben Foster was Christian Alvart's first choice for the young lead. He said 'yes' to the film immediately but was nearly lost due to production delays. See more »


While being halfway through shaving (with some sort of laser razor), Bower gets interrupted by a tremor. In the next wide shot he appears to be suddenly done shaving, but he's simply finished and this is a "jump cut" to condense time. See more »


[first lines]
Recorded Voice: You're all that's left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.
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Crazy Credits

The initial end credits intersperse with interiors of the Elysium. As well as some slight video static with the scrolling credits. See more »


Referenced in Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek 2009 Review (2010) See more »

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Best SF mix I have seen in years
27 February 2010 | by micz81See all my reviews

I think box-office failure of this one was caused by crappy advertising. Posters are set in the tone of "Starship Troopers" or "Crank" or "Saw" and they doesn't resemble the soul of this movie. At all. So if you want to see Pandorum, but you feel stink from the posters - don't be afraid, it's only a poster. Movie is better.

In few words: Pandorum has splendid sets and design, gooooood acting (Ben Foster especially gives power to this movie), and most important - strong directing and quite good script with few kinda' freshy concepts.

The script has only one major flaw - too much talking. This story is a great pretext to create almost silent movie. It would be a challenge to tell the plot almost without talking, but I'm sure it could have been done good. And THEN we would get a fresh movie! Instead we have something more hollywoodish, but still attractive and wort watching.

Director Christian Alvart knows how to thrill. I've watched this movie on rather bad DivX copy and shitty speakers and still was climbing the armchair in few moments. Very good sense of suspense. DVD or Blue-Ray should emphasize those experiences.

But good directing isn't much when your cast is shitty. Respect goes here to Ben Foster and Denis Quaid who assist the director in gaining the right feel of the movie. Female lead Antje Traue was a nice choice too. She jumps over the over-played "strong female character" known from times of Sigounrey Weaver's Ripley and plays here in very simple, yet realistic manner. It adds some very needed reality feel to the story. In the opposite we have Eddie Rouse whose theatrical acting - either it was director's choice or his own - doesn't fit here, and spoils the mood.

To complete the picture we have here very very very good design and nicely created and lighted sets, without joy-killing "cardboard feel". It helps again the story to be more believable. But we have to remember that I watched it on DivX, so It could be worse in better quality.

This whole bunch of things is nicely photographed and edited so the final package WILL make you happy.

Summing up - be prepared for some deja-vu from time to time (for example "The Descent" [2005], "Event Horizon" [1997], "Creep" [2004]), but it's a good mix for sure and if you are looking for dark Science Fiction in the tone (tone, not level) of Alien, I definitely recommend you this title.

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424,126, 27 September 2009

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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