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Rated PG-13 · 114 minutes · 2013

Action, Science fiction
In Orson Scott Card's young-adult novel Ender's Game (1985) a preteen boy advances through an elite military academy in outer space, part of a program to defend the earth against hostile aliens. Writer-director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) presents the material so solemnly that this big-screen adaptation feels like a biblical epic; there's no comic relief or even spontaneous behavior. If you dislike child actors, you might derive a perverse satisfaction from seeing dozens of them look so unhappy to be onscreen. With Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley.
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Director: Gavin Hood
Producer: Gigi Pritzker, Linda McDonough, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee, Orson Card, Ed Ulbrich, Bill Lischak, David Coatsworth, Ivy Zhong, Venkatesh Roddam, Ted Ravinett, Deborah Del Prete and Mandy Safavi
Cast: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight, Suraj Parthasarathy, Khylin Rhambo, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Conor Carroll, Nonso Anozie, Tony Mirrcandani and Caleb Thaggard

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