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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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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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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

At the end of the movie the computer screen is titled "Katye spacewalk", but the screen is displaying Adobe Flash source code for colorpicker controls (import fl.events.colorpickerevent) in the three other windows where you'd expect the spaceship logfiles. 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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Referenced in Life (2017) See more »

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Cool for Miles
Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music
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Finally found-footage put to good use.
10 August 2013 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

I've never bothered to buy into any of the films from the found-footage craze. I can't believe interesting characters or story could be formed around the style. It's too limited, forced and by nature rough. Cloverfield was interesting due to its first person nature and big budget and Rec was an hour or so I won't get back. It's fascinating to finally find a film that puts the style into good use. Here it's believable and the editing makes the film thrilling rather than cheap. Besides talking heads scenes where characters talk to the camera, Europa Report has a pretty good script that doesn't really need the found-footage style to bring it out. It's great to have a sci-fi film with real sets too. However, while character motivations are convincing, only few get the spotlight and shine with it, particularly Sharlto Copley who still has that sparkle in his eye of being delighted he's in movies. The film still has its problems with a confusing first act and an unsatisfying ending, it's a relative success compared to its ugly cousins.

7/10


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