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 »
80 ( 20)





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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This Planet Give us Truth See more »

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

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In October 2011, Lionsgate Entertainment acquired worldwide distribution rights to a film adaptation of Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy, to be produced by Doug Davison's production company Quadrant Pictures. See more »


At about 45:28, when Todd and Viola were walking across a swamp, it is obvious that Todd is holding on to a stuffed lifeless dog. In the following closeup scene, it is switched to a real dog. See more »


Aaron: You hide your Noise like a woman.
Mayor Prentiss: I consider that a complement.
Aaron: It's not. Weakness rots from within.
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It's fair but only just.
10 March 2021 | by thatsgottahurt-1See all my reviews

The premise is ok. Mads, Tom and Demian are all good, despite only getting glimpses of the latter. The whole things comes together alright but it's just not well done enough to warrant a higher score. Daisy Ridley puts in another mannequin like performance, and she is carried like luggage by Tom for most of the film. She just doesn't have "it". Honesty, I've seen CGI characters with more range. It's ok but that's about all.

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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

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