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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
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,687, 10 October 2013
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Runtime:

(Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hydrazine has been used for decades in spacecraft as thruster propellant and as fuel for auxiliary power units. It is corrosive and extremely toxic. See more »

Goofs

Europa gravity is just 0.134 g, but the crew walks and acts as if it's 1g during the landed mission. 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 Stranded (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Recess
Written by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed (as Eli Husock), Ryan Spraker and Pat Dicenso
Performed by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed
Courtesy of Q Division / Q Dee
By arrangement with Hitcher Music
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An excellent space drama
3 July 2013 | by rokrSee all my reviews

Not every sci-fi movie is an action-packed super-hero popcorn flick. Luckily! And Europa Report shines among those, lately rather rare examples.

Europa Report follows the line of a documentary and does that so successfully that I, throughout the movie, kept forgetting that humans actually have not yet landed on Europa. While the search for extraterrestrial is in fact the focus of the mission, it is not the focus of this movie, but rather human behavior and psychology, the magic of exploration and the steps we are ready to take for something that is larger than individual life.

The story flows beautifully and, yes, with time-jumps demands full attention from the viewer. And as a consequence also delivers a great deal of excitement and enjoyment. Have the last minute or so of "the storyteller's" explanation and commentaries not came across a bit patronizing and unnecessary, somewhat spoiling the spirit of this pretty intelligent movie, I would consider giving it a 10.

I definitely recommend to all the science, space exploration and old- school-sci-fi fans. And for those after Ironman and the Avengers - probably not a movie for you.


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