Predestination movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is best left to ages 15 and up due to the violence content and sex scene, but is a must pick if they’re a time-travel or sci-fi fan. It’s honestly quite surprising and engaging, too.


For his last assignment, a top temporal agent is tasked to travel back in time and stop an attack in that will kill thousands of people. But the mission turns out to be impossible.

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Movie details

Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West
Writer: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Release Date (Australia): 28 August 2014
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
Country: Australia
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film includes moderate science fiction themes relating to the use of time-travel. There are also thematic elements including the kidnapping of an infant and disturbing scenes depicting an explosion that sets a man’s face on fire.

Violence (M)

There is a depiction of a bloody gunshot wound accompanying a scene in which a man is shot.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes several uses each of the words “s**t”, “f**k”, “bastard”, “bitch” and “damn”.

Nudity (M)

The film includes a brief depiction of sexualised breast nudity and a brief non-sexualised depiction of a man’s penis.

Sex (MA15+)

The film includes a single scene of strong sex in which thrusting is graphically depicted. There are also mild references made to sex.

mpaa rating

R (for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Surprisingly fast, intelligent and engaging, Predestination is a very exceptionally-structured time-traveling science fiction tale definitely worth experiencing in the cinema. The originality of this creative tale alongside the skilful staging of Snook and Hawke are why Predestination lives up to each of it’s deserved rewards and ratings. In order to receive impressed critics writing detailed reviews, the story needs to entertain well, and it certainly does so! The whole idea is engaging and the pacing is seriously, incredibly lively; definitely worth fetching a spare hour and a half to enjoy some popcorn as you relax and witness this thrilling piece of pure cinematography.

Since this time-travel film will never be related to the term, ‘boredom’ at all, leave all the rest of the quality to the extremely underrated producers and creators of this film. With the Spierig Brothers directing the tale, Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook performing, and the other talented crew of producers and creators, Predestination will appeal to all science fiction fans and many teen viewers.

It’s complex, mind-turning, speedy and striking in many kinds of ways. What will it take to convince you to go ahead and experience this talented movie of storytelling? If you love stories that travel in time, it’s a massive shock if you have not selected this one. Even if you’re not a big fan of the sci-fi or fantasy genre, add this flick to your list; it’ll always be waiting for you to turn in, witness quickly and leave feeling impressed, refreshed and in hope for rare time-travel gems like Predestination.

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