The Space Between Us

The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes.
Peter Chelsom
Gary OldmanAsa ButterfieldCarla Gugino
Science FictionDramaRomanceAction
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Britt RobertsonBD WongJanet Montgomery
Richard Barton Lewis
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1297 global ratings

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  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Adventures from Mars to Earth; and Earth back to Mars!
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I remember seeing the preview for this movie that showed the main character Gardner, played by Asa Butterfield, in a space suit and I immediately was thrilled, thinking: YES, finally - a sequel to Ender's Game! Obviously, as it turned out, there was no such sequel to be had; though I am a hold-out, still waiting for the Ender's Game movie sequel, if it could ever please be... This was definitely for the most part a love story; and I thought that the cast did a good job conveying what they intended to do, showing the ongoing action and search of two dear young people in love, seeking after one another through difficult odds. I thought that there was a time in the movie where the degree of explicitness of the physical aspects of this relationship were overdone; and I truly believe that it could have been handled in a gentler manner, and more by way of that which was "implied." But, all in all, I found the movie to be entertaining; and I think that Asa is a good actor, and always has struck me as a very wholesome and sincere person.
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CatnificentReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Positive and inspiring
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Great movie, well worth the time spent watching.
New way of looking at traveling to other planets and risks associated with it. I'd say I didn't see any other movie that would look at this from the similar perspective.
Wonderful play of Gary Oldman and the guy playing the main hero.
Special warm feelings about the naivity and cute sytraighforwardness of the main character. Brings up good points about how we usually live our lives and what we say to each other. Helps to look differently at our daily life and think about it.
Definitely recommend to anyone!
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KatKReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
totally sweet love story
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As the main character asked many people, "what's your favorite thing about Earth?" it got me thinking about what is MY favorite thing about Earth. I'll let you know when I have an answer. It was joyful seeing the world through his eyes though, reminds me not to take things for granted, simple things like rain, a road trip, a hike up a mountain, etc. Don't let the "sci-fi" aspect of this movie turn you away, in fact, it's really not science fiction at all. Ok its several years in the future when science has excelled enough to get humans to Mars. But really it's just a cute sweet love story between two impulsive teens that make each others lives better. The baby daddy was obvious from the very start I must say. A nice plot, good acting, beautiful scenes, it's worth your time for a wholesome movie.
Jeff FinemanReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth seeing!
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I had never even heard about this movie until the day I watched it. Now it's one of my all time favorites. Great chemistry between the two protagonists Tulsa and Gardener. Brit is one of my favorite actresses anyway playing the brash, street-smart orphan girl. All the crazy antics and drama that the two love birds went through probably could have been avoided if Gardener's caretakers would have been honest with that seemed a little forced. But then we wouldn't have had so much fun with the wild road trip they went on searching for Gardener's dad. Highly recommended!
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ArtFanReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very nice
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I give this a solid four stars, I might even go so far as to say 4.5. It's a very nice film with a lot of tenderness. There's no violence, no sarcasm, no war scenes, no political commentary... which is a welcome breath of fresh air. It's simply an honest love story and drama. The setting is a futuristic one, but the sci-fi takes a back seat - way back. It's only there to explain the boy's loneliness. One could achieve the same thing by raising the boy in any kind of isolated setting. But setting it in the non-too-distant, and very plausible (self-driving cars, missions to Mars headed by California-based Silicon-Valley CEO-types), future was a nice twist. In any case, it's primarily a coming-of-age story with an interested protagonist at the center.
4 people found this helpful
cat newsReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Under-rated by mainstream review companies
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This is very entertaining, funny at times, and has an interesting plot line. The mainstream rating companies were overly harsh on this one. I love sci-fi movies and this one had a more unique plot. The acting was also a big plus by all the characters.
10 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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A lot of movies on Amazon are just really B-movies. NOT this one. really good from start to finish. Really good story. Good actors and good plot. I didnt expect any of it all the way through. It kept me interested. And it is a good family film as well.
John R. Lott Jr.Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a very nice movie. While there are a couple places where ...
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This is a very nice movie. While there are a couple places where the plot has holes, those aren't really bothersome and the actors convey a real sense of emotions that make you care about them. The emotional attachment between the two young people is very moving.
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