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Ridley Scott

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About the Movie

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey through the universe. There, they must fight a battle to save the future of the human race.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 283
  • Fresh: 205
  • Rotten: 78
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even if the movie's logic ultimately spirals down into a vortex of hysteria, horror and hokum, I enjoyed the bulldozer intensity of the climax, which barely keeps a lid on the crackpot cult movie that's wrestling for the soul of this... blockbuster. – Tom Charity,, Nov 9, 2016

Fresh: The movie may be a scare show that leaves many questions unanswered, but Scott's craft earns an exhausted kind of respect. – David Denby, New Yorker, Jun 18, 2012

Rotten: Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost. – David Thomson, The New Republic, Jun 17, 2013

Fresh: Much like Rutger Hauer's turn as a replicant in Scott's Blade Runner, Fassbender's performance may launch Prometheus into the cult stratosphere. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 8, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Visually stunning

But I found the behavior of some of the characters just ridiculous. This is the mission of all missions to outer space and who do we send? A bunch of sociopaths, egomaniacs and idiots.
Still a great time, but Mr. Scott, you have here a chance to make an unforgettable drama that happens to be in a Sci Fi realm and you just miss it entirely.
I had a good time and all, will probably see it again but it could have been SO MUCH BETTER...

An amazing experience for some

I went to see this movie in theaters with some doubt due to all the prequels and their counterparts that have been made recently, and usually fall short. This is most certainly not the case with Prometheus. This is a fantastic stand alone movie, and a tie in to the original Alien Film. It does leave you with questions but, face-it doesn't every great film. Visuals are awesome, and the attention to detail is fantastic. Though the movie did fall short in some aspects, it really does leave you wanting more. Over all very enjoyable film. I would recommend this to people who like the "Alien" Films, and John Carpenters "The Thing".


Buyer Beware!! Do NOT pay money for what is an incomplete version of the film.

This version is missing proper texts that were originally in theaters, such as when we first see the Prometheus ship. Originally there was animated text introducing the ship, it's destination, cargo, crew, etc. The text does NOT appear in this version through iTunes!

Nice job Fox/iTunes!!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2012

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Available Bundle

  1. Prometheus / Alien: Covenant Bundle, 20th Century Fox Film
  2. Alien 6-Film Collection, 20th Century Fox Film