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Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.


Doug Liman


Patrick Ness (screenplay by), Christopher Ford (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Holland ... Todd
Daisy Ridley ... Viola
Demián Bichir ... Ben
David Oyelowo ... Aaron
Kurt Sutter ... Cillian
Cynthia Erivo ... Hildy
Bethany Anne Lind ... Karyssa Hewitt
Mads Mikkelsen ... Mayor Prentiss
Nick Jonas ... Davy Prentiss, Jr.
Ray McKinnon ... Matthew
Vincent Leclerc ... Daws
Blane Crockarell ... Young Todd
François Gauthier François Gauthier ... Charlie (as François Gauthiér)
Tyrone Benskin ... Hammer
Frank Fontaine ... Mr. Phelps


In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise" - a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened - and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet's dark secrets. From the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow and based on the best-selling novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star with Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo in Chaos Walking.

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Control Your Thoughts See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


During the first week of filming, Tom Holland broke his nose after getting punched in the face by a stuntman during a fight scene. See more »


While lying down for a sleep in Farbranch, Viola is seen barefoot. When Todd knocks and comes in, she suddenly has a pair of black shoes on. See more »


Todd: Vioolah.
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In the same vein as maze runner/hunger games
9 March 2021 | by jgreed-49807See all my reviews

Never heard of story prior to watching the film, but as I watched it I thought this must be based on a book for young adults. And what do you know, it's based on a book for young adults. That being said the movie has an original plot, excluding Wonder Woman's island themiscara or whatever it's called, so that made for an interesting backdrop.

At its surface it's just an interesting plot, but more I think about it, for me it's kinda weird. I couldn't imagine a civilization behaving as the one on screen behaved, let alone conceiving such a plot. I think that's my biggest grip, but if you don't read to much into movie and just take it at it's face value, it might be entertaining.

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Release Date:

5 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Knife of Never Letting Go See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,775,350, 7 March 2021

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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