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

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Daisy Ridley has the same hairstyle as Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element as well as wide bright orange braces and tight colourful trousers. Several other comparisons between the two films are clear. See more »


In the shot at 62 minutes, 12 seconds, Viola is laying on her side with bare feet. In the next cut, she is still lying in the same position but shoes have appeared on her feet. See more »


Aaron: [to Mayor Prentiss] You hide your Noise like a woman.
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Good but not great, but still worth a watch :)
5 March 2021 | by DevinKJohnstonSee all my reviews

*spoiler free* look, if you want to watch a film and be immersed in it's world, this is it. They're some things that could of been done better/explored more in this movie, but for the most part, it is a good movie! The cinematography, setting, acting was great!! (not a massive fan of Daisey Ridley or Tom Holland, but they did a great job!) I went in with low expectations and I came out thinking wow, that was a breath of fresh air and I'd recommend it!! Certainly needs more appreciation and less hate!!!

Thank you for reading, stay safe everyone :)

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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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