Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Jul 21, 2017 | 137 Minutes

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from...

Overall Rating

6 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 6 # of Ratings: 10 # of Reviews: 6

Overall Rating

6 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 6 # of Ratings: 10 # of Reviews: 6

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Director: Luc Besson

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  • promovidal

    7 / 10
    Visually stunning. The character development was only so-so and I found it hard to like Valerian as a character, making me not care about his outcome too much. It was a fun ride, but not as good as The Fifth Element (also from Luc Besson). Read the full review »
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has numerous inventive ideas, and astounding visuals, but none of them are enough to overshadow the painfully simplistic dialogue, and the frozen stiff delivery from its two leads. The narrative is quite... Read the full review »
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a beautiful mess. That oxymoron is the best way to describe this space opera, a sub-genre that itself needs some resurrection (excluding Star Wars). Ridiculously long title aside, Luc Besson pretty mu... Read the full review »
  • TheReallyReel

    7 / 10
    The opening of this film provides a foundation that Besson uses to build an expansive, sprawling, and diverse world that feels lived in. The origin of Alpha is creative, imaginative, and feels grounded. All of the action sequences are exciting, we... Read the full review »

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