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Europa Report (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 27 June 2013 (USA)
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Director:

Sebastián Cordero

Writer:

Philip Gelatt
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Wu ... William Xu
Sharlto Copley ... James Corrigan
Christian Camargo ... Daniel Luxembourg
Karolina Wydra ... Katya Petrovna
Michael Nyqvist ... Andrei Blok
Anamaria Marinca ... Rosa Dasque
Embeth Davidtz ... Dr. Unger
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Dr. Tarik Pamuk
Dan Fogler ... Dr. Sokolov
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Storyline

Europa, Jupiter's moon is known to have potential to support life. Hence a manned mission is sent to Europa to search for data proving existence of life there. "Europa report" shows the difficult choices and sacrifices the crew has to make to fulfill their objective of sending valuable data to Earth for research. Written by Keith Francis

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Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Chinese

Release Date:

27 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Europa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,243, 4 August 2013

Gross USA:

$125,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,687
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The BOOK "2010: Odyssey Two" by Arthur C. Clarke includes a Chinese spacecraft landing on Europa with similar results as this movie. However, the MOVIE version of 2010 excludes this. See more »

Goofs

After landing, the crew comments that the temperature is "holding at absolute zero," which is zero Kelvin (0K). The Europa's temperature actually spans ~50K to '125K. See more »

Quotes

James Corrigan: [first lines]
James Corrigan: Hey, everybody. Space is great, um... I miss you guys. We're a long way away now. I can't even see, uh, I can't even see Earth anymore.
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Albatross
Written by Oleg Moltchanov and Arkadi Slaworosow
Performed by Nataliya Gulkina (uncredited)
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Better than the other reviews would let on
30 June 2013 | by shawn4004See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It was a good sci-fi flick, but based in a believable near-future world. The voyage is captured by stationary cameras throughout the ship and a story is patched together from them. The acting was very good. There admittedly wasn't much in the way of character development, but I didn't notice it. The whole film I was hoping the story would move forward faster and faster to the end, to find out what, if anything, was discovered, and the fate of the crew.

Mostly what I liked about it was that it wasn't over-the-top storytelling, nor was it over-the-top with special effects. It used them only to tell the story that needed to be told and weren't overused. One reviewer chastised the special effects as being poor, but I disagree. They were believable. Bad is the crap they make for the Science Fiction Channel.

This movie may not appeal to everyone precisely because it's not over-the-top. It was simple, with building tension throughout the film and a good ending. There weren't monsters and aliens everywhere, there was a distinct Hitchcocian feel to it.

Very good; well worth watching.


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