"A triumph... a thrillingly original science fiction creation."
— Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"The cleverest, crankiest, wittiest, wildest, and most character-driven sci-fi adventure in 25 years; it's the best outer-space trip I've been on since the empire struck back."
— Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A brash, funny, action-packed bit of sci-fi ecstasy."
— Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Two thumbs up."
— Ebert & Roeper
"Serenity is beautifully made, written with more wit and intelligence than we get from most contemporary movies of any genre, and features an ensemble of actors whose rhythms are almost supernaturally in tune."
— Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Funny, fast, blistering with creativity and style, Serenity delivers well beyond expectations."
— Joshua Tyler, CinemaBlend.com
"A gently intelligent action sci-fi with wit, drama, and emotion to spare, this is the blockbuster you've been waiting for all year."
— Jonathan Trout, BBC
"Ridiculously smart and funny... Serenity is completely fresh, perhaps the best sci-fi film this year, and one of the better ones of any genre."
— Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Resonant with witty dialogue, accessible characters and kaleidoscopic action."
— Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
— Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Rousing adventure that is laced with acerbic humor."
— Bob Bloom, Lafayette Journal and Courier
"Serenity is the antithesis of every big budgeted sci-fi picture Iíve ever seen. Something different and unique and moving. Thereís emotion here... This is a film to rally behind."
— David B. Grelck, Entertainment-Geekly.com
"Serenity is a knockout film... If George Lucas would have had a script this good, Star Wars would have been even better."
— Gary Cogill, WFAA-TV
— Bryan Preston, National Review
"A gratifyingly rich, textured entertainment, a film of rare creative individuality, vision, and integrity."
— Steven Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"A near perfect balance of action and comedy."
"Intelligent and mature... it will wow you with a story that runs the emotional gamut, in turns exciting, gripping, sad, shocking, and funny."
— Matthew Pook, RevolutionSF
"One of the most satisfying action movies in a long, long time."
— Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
— Nell Minow, Movie Mom
"Smart, densely plotted, fast-paced"
— Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Can proudly be placed alongside The Empire Strikes Back and Blade Runner as one of the best science-fiction movies of modern cinema."
— Edward Havens, FilmJerk.com
"The year's best science fiction film."
— Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Rowdy, smart, funny and gripping"
— The Oregonian
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— Greg Bellavia, Film Threat
"Teeming with an overwhelming amount of integrity, heart, soul, and some of the best written characters to invade genre fiction in quite some time... An exciting, emotional rollercoaster of a film."
— IGN FilmForce
"Visionary and original, Serenity is the best film Iíve seen so far this year and the best science fiction film of the past ten years."
— Robert Taylor, Hero Realm
"Furiously paced and packed with delightful characters... almost embarrassingly entertaining."
— Ian Grey, Orlando Weekly
"An intelligent, witty and exciting action adventure that can be enjoyed by everyone, be they young or old, male or female. It will remind you of why you first fell in love with cinema as a little kid."
— John Murphy, MusicOMH.com
"A fantastic non-stop action adventure."
— David Edwards, The Daily Mirror
"Crackles with energy and wit."
— Tom Long, Detroit News
"I'm not going to say it's the best science fiction movie, ever. Oh, wait. Yes I am."
— Orson Scott Card (author of "Ender's Game")
"This is the film that the last three Star Wars sequels should have been."
— Sean McBride, KWBB-TV
"An A-grade experience. The writing is impeccable, the chemistry among the cast is fantastic, the performances are great, and the action is non-stop."
— Clint Morris, MovieHole.net
"Frequently plays like the best sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark that Steven Spielberg never made... Serenity achieves a grandness — a heightened rapture — that few adventure films even have the imagination, or the idealism, to aspire to these days."
— Ken Tucker, New York Magazine
"This reviewer doesnít award five stars lightly... Serenity happens to be an insanely exciting, back-to-basics vision of the future."
— Barry McAlister, Time Off
"There are more laughs in Serenity than in the year's funniest comedy."
— Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
— Ray Tate, Silver Bullet Comics
"There are genuine surprises here, particularly at the end, which gives this swift movie a formidable kick." — Christopher Smith, Week in Rewind
"I cannot recommend this one strongly enough."
— Alex DeLarge, Movies for Guys
"Taut, immersive, and alternately hilarious and heartbreaking"
— Tasha Robinson, The Onion AV Club
"It's big, bold and spectacular, yet built on a human scale, with complex characters and relationships. It's bursting with action and adventure, but underpinned by serious ideas. It's also very, very funny."
— SF Said, The Telegraph
"The most fun sci-fi of the year."
— Olly Richards, Empire
"Smart writing and vivid characters... Surprisingly exciting and satisfying."
— Michael Medved, Eye on Entertainment
"Serenity is pure unbridled genius. Not since The Matrix has a movie rocked so relentlessly."
— Mark S. Allen, UPN-TV
"It's the kind of balls-to-the-wall action movie that so many others, this past summer especially, purported to be and yet time and time again managed to disappoint. It's a western set in space. It's an amped up galactic soap opera. It's an all-out comedy... It's every one of these things and then probably a little bit more."
— Tim Postins, Sky Movies
"Serenity remains resolutely focused on the characters and their situations, sacrifices, and relationships... Everyone is firing on all cylinders in this movie, and everyone gets a moment to shine."
— Jason Morehead, Opus
"A strongly acted, well-written story fortified by riveting action sequences."
— Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
— Matthew Turner, View London
"A return to truly great genre filmmaking. Check it out - I promise you won't regret it!"
— David Server, Counting Down
"Quite simply a damn good movie."
— David Walker, Williamette Week