John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

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    • Gerard ButlerJohn Garrity
    • Morena BaccarinAllison Garrity
    • David DenmanRalph Vento
    • Hope DavisJudy Vento
    • Roger Dale FloydNathan Garrity
    • Scott GlennDale
    • Andrew BachelorColin
    • Merrin DungeyMajor Breen
    • Holt McCallanyTwin Otter Pilot
    • Gary WeeksEd Pruitt


    • 83

      The Film Stage

      At first glance, Ric Roman Waugh’s Greenland appears to be a spiritual sequel to Geostorm. Also starring Gerard Butler, that 2017 film is a silly, diverting disaster-action epic. Greenland is decidedly more nuanced, cerebral, and, frankly, memorable.
    • 75

      Chicago Sun-Times

      Unlike the typical, effects-laden, comet-threatens-the-planet B-movie, Greenland is more in the vein of Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” with the scenes of chaos and destruction serving as the backdrop for the story of one family’s desperate quest for survival — even when circumstances have ripped them apart.
    • 75


      Things grow a bit squidgy whenever Waugh goes in for the money shots, but his eyes are seldom bigger than his wallet in a film that mines little suspense from the Garritys’ far-fetched race to safety, and a lot from their scramble to reunite whenever they get separated.
    • 70

      The Hollywood Reporter

      And yet, what makes Greenland stand out is how, at certain times, what we’re watching doesn’t seem so spectacular, but very much like the real thing — albeit with a fair amount of VFX and Butler’s own brand of sweaty, stress-bucket bravado.
    • 63

      Slant Magazine

      There are enough left turns here to allow us to shake the impression that we’ve been to this rodeo before.
    • 63

      Chicago Tribune

      If we strip away the comets raining fire on the earth, this film is about how the ways in which how we treat each other can be a matter of life or death. Even in that darkness, it dares to have a little hope.
    • 60

      The Guardian

      It’s an adequate, involving enough afternoon watch (faint praise: better than Geostorm) and for those with a certain destructive itch that still needs scratching, this should do the job.
    • 60


      For most of its running time, it has a palpable B-movie energy that gives a little oomph to the umpteenth cinematic portrayal of humanity’s end.

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