Editors' pick

Ender's Game

Critic rating:
MPAA rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Adventure
Sci-fi adventure stimulates both the adrenal gland and the brain.
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight, Nonso Anozie, Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak
Director: Gavin Hood
Running time: 1:54
Release: Opened Nov 1, 2013

Editorial Review

‘Ender's Game’ movie review

Sci-fi adventure stimulates both the adrenal gland and the brain.

Reader Reviews

Avg reader rating
Wait till DVD

Went to seen Ender game after reading the book, which is the only reason i could keep track of what was going on at all. The movie was extremely choppy, seems to me they forgot to edit before its release. The overall movie was okay, but i wouldn't waste your money to see it in the theaters. Wait for the DVD.

Parent-Approved Movie for the Adolescent Male

Making leaders out of children is difficult because few young actors have the chops to pull it off. Even if the moviemakers get the casting right, scripts often fail to portray the leader's abilities in a believable manner. Other moviemakers don't even try, tagging some failing student from a broken home as the world’s savior because, I suppose, that’s where leaders come from. To the list of movies that have pulled it off we can add Ender’s Game. It is a cerebral Starship Troopers, without the gore or sex. As someone with an adolescent son, it is exactly what I look for in a family movie: decent movie, decent role model, decent moral. I don’t understand how playing laser tag makes the hero an expert on interplanetary warfare, but that’s me.