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3.1
841 Ratings

Predestination

Australia, 2014
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

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Predestination Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2015 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

AACTA International Awards

2015 | 4 wins including: Best Cinematography

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

Australian Film Critics Association Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

There’s a dash of Borges here, plus a soupcon of war-on-terror currency to update the original… It all makes for heady stuff that should get your synapses sparking. Hawke is dependably frazzled, but the revelation is Sarah Snook. She’s both unsettling and extremely winning as she morphs from vulnerable but tough Jane to hard-bitten, cynical John – and looking, in the latter guise, like Sissy Spacek after several very frosty mornings.
February 22, 2015
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Their new film, Predestination, plays like one sustained, boldly extended storytelling flourish: it’s a rare head trip that’s both humane and haunting. By the end, even bad jokes and tired riddles come together in a giddy concatenation of thought and feeling.
January 08, 2015
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This is a story that doesn’t just swallow its tail, it eats itself whole, but Mr. Heinlein’s narrative sleights of hand are very much of a piece with his playful take on identity. The Spierigs more or less untangle the proceedings enough so that you grasp how the Unmarried Woman became a he and — over time — the pivot and whatzit. Peter Spierig also wrote the music, though not the stealthily meaningful song "I’m My Own Grandpa.
January 08, 2015
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