Passengers 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… Passengers 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… 2008-10-24 PG-13 PT100M Mystery and Thriller Anne Hathaway Patrick Wilson Clea DuVall David Morse TriStar Pictures
Movie Review

Passengers (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Anne Hathaway, Passengers | CRASH LANDING Anne Hathaway stars in mystery dud Passengers
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CRASH LANDING Anne Hathaway stars in mystery dud Passengers
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 100 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson; 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 Oct 24, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints