Prospect

Prospect

Christopher Caldwell (2018)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Following the trials of a father and daughter (Jay Duplass and Sophie Thatcher) as they attempt to mine gems from a distant planet, this sci-fi drama says a lot by keeping things simple. The feature debut of co-directors Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl, it focuses on the psychology of its characters, rather than what's happening around them, not least when an uneasy alliance develops between Thatcher's character and a grizzled newcomer (Pedro Pascal). With its western tone, Prospect forgoes expensive special effects in favour of tangible locations as the characters take on an unfamiliar terrain, and must learn to trust each other to survive. Caldwell and Earl's dedication to lo-fi authenticity only makes his characters' journey more engrossing, and while the overall story is simplistic, Prospect stands out by bringing humanity to a genre that normally relies on spectacle.

Summary

A teenager and her father travel to a remote alien moon aiming to strike it rich, but there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass and Pedro Pascal.

Cast & Crew

Cee Sophie Thatcher
Damon Jay Duplass
Ezra Pedro Pascal
Number Two Luke Pitzrick
Fahr Arthur Deranleau
Director Christopher Caldwell
Director Zeek Earl
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: violenceAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama