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      PG-13 2016 1 hr. 47 min. Action Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Spectral: Trailer 1 List
      78% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 53% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Soldiers battle supernatural forces in New York. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Reviews

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      Dysnomia C Anyone that thinks this is a good sci-fi movie needs a lobotomy and better friends. The script makes no sense, characters and events are completely inconsistent or nonsensical. No backstory is explained at all for anyone or anything, and all the characters are one-dimensional caricatures. No wonder this is a Hungarian movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review Gemma C It's a really good sci fi movie. Great action, lots going on, and you hardly lose interest. My only downfall, was the ending. Such a build-up. Lights were f amazing battle scenes…..but you're left wondering ‘why?'. I won't spoil it too much. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Steven W Mostly competent high concept movie, but of the kind that fails to trust the audience and becomes an exercise in unending exposition. Spectral straddles that line between smart creative people and the true artists that make you think about what you are seeing instead of trying to describe it to you. That said ithe ideas are so strong and unexpected that they mostly carry the day and keep you invested in what will happen next through the entire movie. The performances are fine for what they are which is two dimensonal and lacking any agency. They exist because the script needs them to. In summary I would give this a light reccomend, it keeps you interested at least for the time it is playing, it just won't stick with you afterwards. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review erin m I like it! Special mention to James badge dale, a pleasure to watch him on screen, should have more lead part and also like the military aspects, protocol, langage precisions, the science part was reaching but Dale make it believable, he want us to see more of his character Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review M U Other than all the pseudoscience and MacGyvering of impossible devices (no you cannot turn a hyperspectral imager into a hyperspectral spotlight, nor can you build an arsenal of "focused energy pulse" weapons in a few hours from spare parts laying around your emergency shelter... Besides, projectile weapons are already "focused energy pulse" weapons) this was a pretty entertaining movie. The premise is interesting, if not terribly plausible. The action is engaging and the production value is pretty high. Performances are decent, though nothing special. Good enough at least to not ruin the movie overall. I feel like this movie could have been really awesome if they had hired a few more science advisors to keep things in at least the realm of hypothetical possibility. Still, overall, a worthwhile watch, especially if you're in to sci-fi. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Terry H Good action movie with an interesting premise. Great visuals. Fun sci-fi movie. Worth the watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tasha Robinson The Verge For a mainstream supernatural-fantasy war film, Spectral is curiously devoted to rhapsodizing about science, and considering the moral implications of scientific discovery. Dec 15, 2016 Full Review Howard Gorman NME (New Musical Express) It's a cracking sci-fi military mystery that apes from various genres whilst yet never feels overly familiar. The ensemble cast works wonders and the special effects are in the same class as most big blockbuster flicks. Jun 10, 2021 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media The battle scenes are frenzied with edge-of-your-seat excitement, and unlike so many other war-themed movies, no clear-cut direction pointing to just how this movie will end. Rated: 3/5 Oct 12, 2018 Full Review Jodi Smith Pajiba Instead of going for huge stars, awkward and unneeded backstories, and bloat, Spectral manages to pack in just what a viewer needs to enjoy the plot and journey placed before them. Oct 12, 2018 Full Review Germain Lussier "The less you know, the better." It's a common phrase used in all walks of life, and it applies perfectly to Nic Mathieu's Spectral. Mar 9, 2017 Full Review Scott Weinberg Nerdist Spectral probably won't win many awards for originality, but if you're down for a "ghosts vs. soldiers" action flick that doesn't take itself all that seriously [and] moves at a nice pace... then Spectral will probably fit the bill. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 14, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Soldiers battle supernatural forces in New York.
      Nic Mathieu
      Executive Producer
      Jillian Share, Guy Riedel
      George Nolfi
      PG-13 (Intense Sci-Fi Combat Action)
      Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 11, 2017
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