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2019 1h 36m Sci-Fi TRAILER for IO: Trailer 1 List
33% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 18% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
In a post-apocalyptic time, Earth has been rendered toxic, and most of humanity has abandoned the planet and colonized one of Jupiter's moons, IO. But young scientist Sam Walden has stayed behind and dedicated herself to finding a way for human beings to survive on Earth. After sending out a radio transmission to see if she can locate anyone else, a man named Micah arrives. He believes there is no hope of survival and intends to take the final shuttle to IO in 48 hours. Read More Read Less
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Critics Consensus

IO has some big ideas but little idea of how to effectively convey them, leaving viewers with a sci-fi drama whose attractive packaging can't cover its enervating core.

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Brad Newsome Sydney Morning Herald It's still watchable enough, thanks to an unsettlingly ambiguous performance by Margaret Qualley...and a spot of clanging contemporary relevance. Feb 7, 2019 Full Review Scott Tobias New York Times A film more interested in symbols of human resilience than in the flesh-and-blood passions that animate it. Jan 24, 2019 Full Review Keith Uhlich Hollywood Reporter It's not a good sign... when a movie ostensibly meant to rekindle one's faith in mankind makes you long instead for permanent apocalypse. Jan 18, 2019 Full Review Aaron Charles InSession Film A jumbled mess that never really presents a cohesive narrative. Rated: D May 10, 2024 Full Review Lonita Cook KCTV5 News at 9 It's an interesting, compelling idea, but it's a little bit low-key. Oct 1, 2021 Full Review Dan Ashby Cultured Vultures The handful of twists, a little world context and the unique visual style make for an intriguing watch, it's just a shame that the film is a little too much of a slow burn. Aug 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Mathijs V Ik denk persoonlijk dat de film geen knhoud heeft en anderhalf uur van u leven verkloot! Wa ne kut film Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/12/24 Full Review Justin W This is so drama in a box, there's a lack of any decent flow, up or down. Watch half way decided to call it a day. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Jason T I could never quite feel the danger of the planet with such amazing wild landscapes full of grasses and sunshine. The film also plodded along way too slowly in places. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Patrick G Absolut waste of time Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Virus S A terrible sci-fantasy production that doesn't stand up to even casual scrutiny. The world logic just isn't there. The central character ventures out to collect various samples in an environment that is apparently devoid of breathable air, yet is riding a combustion engine vehicle. Next, she carefully starts collecting samples in sterile bags, using her bare hands? Right from the outset this film sets the tone of being ambivalent with its world-building details. It's best for audiences to just skip this lazy production. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Alexander S It honestly seemed like a really good movie at first. Soon as you get to the middle of the movie it falls apart quickly. Alot of annoying scientific inaccuracies bog down this sci-fi movie that aims for realism. The ending is also a huge middle finger to the audience. Wouldnt suggest watching this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a post-apocalyptic time, Earth has been rendered toxic, and most of humanity has abandoned the planet and colonized one of Jupiter's moons, IO. But young scientist Sam Walden has stayed behind and dedicated herself to finding a way for human beings to survive on Earth. After sending out a radio transmission to see if she can locate anyone else, a man named Micah arrives. He believes there is no hope of survival and intends to take the final shuttle to IO in 48 hours.
Director
Jonathan Helpert
Producer
Jason Michael Berman, Laura Rister
Screenwriter
Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, Will Basanta
Distributor
Netflix
Production Co
Mandalay Pictures
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 18, 2019
Runtime
1h 36m
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