6.6/10
188,078
977 user 388 critic

Life (2017)

Trailer
0:58 | Trailer
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director:

Daniel Espinosa
Reviews
Popularity
624 ( 548)
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Passengers I (2016)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Everest (2015)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright
Southpaw (2015)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence
Stronger I (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
Source Code (2011)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train within 8 minutes.

Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
Demolition (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper
Cloverfield (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
Nightcrawler (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
World War Z (2013)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Sho Murakami
Ryan Reynolds ... Rory Adams
Rebecca Ferguson ... Miranda North
Jake Gyllenhaal ... David Jordan
Olga Dykhovichnaya Olga Dykhovichnaya ... Ekaterina Golovkina (as Olga Dihovichnaya)
Ariyon Bakare ... Hugh Derry
Jesus Del Orden ... Student 2
Allen McLean ... Student 1
Leila Grace ... Student 3 (as Leila Grace Bostwick-Riddell)
Mari Gvelesiani Mari Gvelesiani ... Student 4
David Muir ... 20 / 20 Anchor
Elizabeth Vargas ... 20 / 20 Anchor
Camiel Warren-Taylor Camiel Warren-Taylor ... Dominique
Haruka Kuroda ... Doctor
Naoko Mori ... Kazumi
Edit

Storyline

Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. Written by ElDiomedes

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We were better off alone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sci-fi violence and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Halong Bay, Vietnam See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,501,936, 26 March 2017

Gross USA:

$30,234,022

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,541,806
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film. See more »

Goofs

Right after Rory tells Hugh 'you are gonna be a father', Hugh leans back and his hands are NOT inside the gloves he is using to get Calvin to react. See more »

Quotes

Rory Adams: This is some Re-Animator shit.
Ekaterina Golovkina: That's a very obscure reference.
Hugh Derry: Not for a nerd.
Rory Adams: Not if you're a nerd.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The film's title does not appear until 13 minutes into the story. See more »

Connections

References My Favorite Martian (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Someone Actually Wrote "Waist of Time"...
20 August 2019 | by Better_Sith_Than_SorrySee all my reviews

...and then rated the film a '1.' I'm sorry, but if you can't even spell a five letter word correctly, why am I listening to anything you have to say? For the record, it is 'w-a-s-t-e of time,' not 'waist.' Maybe when you learn to spell, I might actually listen to your opinion. But probably not. Because it's obviously uninformed and unintelligent.

Plot In A Nutshell: The crew of the International Space Station gets way more than expected when they examine soil samples taken from the planet Mars.

Why I rated it an '8': Many people have commented that this film borrows a lot from other films, most notably "Alien" and "The Thing." And they are right. However that doesn't mean a film can't be good if it has a similar story. Who says it can't? OK so it lacks originality. But is it still interesting, gripping, suspenseful, surprising? Yes, it can be. It owes a debt to those other, groundbreaking films, and that being the case, it should be acknowledged that it's not as good as them. However, to dismiss it as 'bad' because it's not original is just silly. Have you listened to any music lately? The amount of sampling that goes on is off the charts. Borrowing doesn't make something bad. Lighten up.

The truth is, "Life" is a pretty good film. The sfx are believable and the story never drags even if it feels somewhat familiar. But the film does have a different ending from those aforementioned ones, and that deserves to be recognized too. Some of the reviewers here have complained about the characters' actions or decisions, but it's easy to make judgments without walking the walk. Who's to say how someone will react in an intense, life-threatening situation? You cannot know. It's foolish to think otherwise. Bottom line: "Life" is pretty good and doesn't have the "Hollywood Ending." It deserves a few points for that alone.

8/10. Times watched: 1. Would I watch again (Y/N)?: Yes.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 977 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed