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PassengersIf not for the eerie music, it'd be easy to mistake much of this schizy thriller for a romantic comedy with a serious case of the blahs. The trouble...PassengersMystery and ThrillerPT100MPG-13If not for the eerie music, it'd be easy to mistake much of this schizy thriller for a romantic comedy with a serious case of the blahs. The trouble...2008-10-24Clea DuVallDavid MorseClea DuVall, David MorseTriStar Pictures
Anne Hathaway, Passengers

(Kimberley French)

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Passengers

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Clea DuVall, David Morse; Director: Rodrigo Garcia; Author: Ronnie Christensen; Release Date Wide: 10/24/2008; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: TriStar Pictures

If not for the eerie music, it’d be easy to mistake much of this schizy thriller for a romantic comedy with a serious case of the blahs. The trouble starts and ends with the rickety script, in which a therapist (Anne Hathaway) uncovers suspicious details about a plane crash while falling for its hunkiest survivor (Patrick Wilson, occasionally clothed). The actors make a noble effort, but Passengers turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people. Only this time, the big reveal doesn’t so much twist the plot as snap its neck. C

Originally posted October 24 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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