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Cosmic Dawn

Released Feb 11, 2022 1h 38m Mystery & Thriller Sci-Fi TRAILER for Cosmic Dawn: Trailer 1 List
77% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 47% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
After witnessing the abduction of her mother as a child, Aurora joins the UFO cult The Cosmic Dawn. Aurora experiences many revelations at the cult's compound, but the leader is not who she seems. Read More Read Less
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Lee Zumpe Tampa Bay Newspapers The clarity of purpose reveals itself as nothing more than hypnagogic hallucinations: weirdly fascinating but patently unreal. Oct 31, 2023 Full Review Rachel Ho Exclaim! Cosmic Dawn makes good use of its low budget, and is boosted by some nice performances by its cast members. Rated: 6/10 Mar 25, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A bizarre UFO story based on a true story. Rated: B- Mar 2, 2022 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy If you're in the mood for some low-stakes, campy cult bizarreness, Cosmic Dawn may pique your interest. Rated: 2/5 Feb 18, 2022 Full Review Q.V. Hough Vague Visages Cosmic Dawn isn't a bad film, it's just not better than anything thats already been made by the filmmaking team of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice, The East, The OA). Feb 18, 2022 Full Review Peter Sobczynski It does provide pleasures that are inexplicable but nevertheless undeniable. Feb 14, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jeffrey P The look and style, the atmosphere and the soundtrack all combine to score very highly with me. The story was good, the acting fine, the problem was with the jumping back and forth in the timeline. In the end, the jumbled timelines served no real purpose as there was no tangible relation to time, so it all felt kinda wasted. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review Patrick S Don't listen to the critics on this one. It's a slow burn with a lot of cult mumbo jumbo about aliens. It has its moments but it's cheesy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Ravenswood R Unintentionally goofy, with a plot and story and dramatic arc so thin they are barely noticeable. Star Trek original series level sets and backdrops. Some of the acting is good, but most is one dimensional. Of course there are major conflicts, threats with guns, etc., all the normal trite movie stuff. Nothing special here at all, just a run of the mill poor attempt at making a film. I did not really dislike it entirely as it somehow kept me occupied in a vegetative state, but my friend watching with me said it was "the worst movie I have seen in a long time." So, there you have it, two reviews in one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/10/23 Full Review james c I met the soundtrack artist Alan Howarth at a convention and just on a whim picked up the movie. I watched it the next day on halloween and was really shocked. Sure, it isnt candy for the mind, its actually terribly real. I mean really, as with those who have made actual claims to extraterrestrial encounters, these people are not enamored by the experience, or indulging creative vice. It has been traumatic for them, and they find themselves brought together in this collective trauma. So yeah, its not pretty or trippy, its painful. But im glad it was, it makes for a much more believable scenario, and a truly novel exploration of what might be a future. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/02/22 Full Review kelly f I really loved this movie! They hit every note just right to give and overall, awesome strangeness feel that you have to go back to 70s movies like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" to recapture. Where to start? The soundtrack was fantastic. The use of early electronic sounds gave an eeriness and constant urgency that I loved. The use of Klaatu's "Calling Occupants" as the cult's theme song was smart and fun. It was hard not to sing along and it was a subtle hint that the movie didn't take itself too seriously. The art design was fantastic. Especially the lighting, both in the overall greyness used in the city scenes and the actual in-set lighting of the Mothership. I absolutely loved the side-screen screen changes and the electronic twinkling each time this happened. They made excellent use of 70s and 80s lighting effects that were simultaneously nostalgic and strange. What I appreciate most of all though is the usage of all these light and sound effects were used with restraint but also with purpose--everything went to making you feel uncomfortable and odd, all under the guise of calmness. So often films that try this today seem too self-absorbed and art crews just trying to impress. I can't find a lot of info on this movie yet, but the art direction made me think immediately of Montreal stylist in the same vein as "Turbo Kid." Montrealers lead in this kind of styling. I also have to mention the awesome performance of the actress who played the cult leader, Antonia Zegers. After seeing her here for the first time, I don't know if I will ever be able to watch her again as anything but. The only negative I felt was it wasn't always clear, especially near the end, which where/when time jump we were meant to know we were in. But all round, a fun, smart and visually entertaining film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member What an amazing movie. Excellent acting and some of the most beautiful scenery one can find in Canada. It was like being inside a Group of Seven painting with a ufo cult story taking place. Phil granger killed it as Dieter. The female leads were so well acted. Only complaint would be visual effects at the end of the film could have used a higher degree of work as it felt a little indie at that point. Overall great Canadian project! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After witnessing the abduction of her mother as a child, Aurora joins the UFO cult The Cosmic Dawn. Aurora experiences many revelations at the cult's compound, but the leader is not who she seems.
Jefferson Moneo
Brian Robertson, Mark Raso, Joseph Raso, Jefferson Moneo
Jefferson Moneo
Cranked Up Films
Production Co
Scorched Films, Prowler Pictures, Neon Sheep Pictures, Fidelio
Mystery & Thriller, Sci-Fi
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 11, 2022, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 11, 2022
1h 38m
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