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The Space Between Us movie reviews


Here's what critics are saying about The Space Between Us, starring Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Britt Robertson and Carla Gugino:

The Hollywood Reporter

Butterfield conveys a touching soulfulness, and Robertson, although looking a bit mature to get away with portraying a teenager, makes for a funnily spunky heroine. As is so often the case, Gugino proves far better than her material, with the same being true for Gary Oldman. Read the complete movie review here.


The movie has so overexerted itself with its elaborate sci-fi premise that Chelsom soon stumbles into plot holes bigger than the Valles Marineris, the most egregious of which is the assumption that Tulsa would so quickly click with Gardner after discovering that their entire friendship was based on a lie. No wonder “The Space Between Us” backed away from the “Passengers” release date in favor of a Valentine’s Day-proximate February sortie. Still, if romance-seeking audiences know what’s best for them, they’ll put some space between themselves and this movie. Read the complete movie review here.


Butterfield is sweet as Gardner, playing him as angsty but not a s**t. He is polite and loving to his surrogate Mars mother -- the type of teenager I like to see in movies. Robertson pops onscreen, as she always does, a reminder that she is a very good actress who deserves more attention than she gets. The Space Between Us is at its best when it allows them to play up the high school fish-out-of-water dynamic. It is at its worst when Gary Oldman is arguing with NASA suits about PR. Read the complete movie review here.

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