THE ADAM PROJECT (2022) Reviews of Netflix sci-fi action movie – now with 2nd trailer

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The Adam Project is a 2022 American science fiction action film about a time-travelling pilot who teams up with his younger self.

Directed by Canadian Shawn Levy (Free Guy; Night at the Museum franchise; The InternshipDate NightThe Pink Panther 2006) from a screenplay co-written by Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. Produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds.

The movie stars Ryan Reynolds (Red Notice; Free Guy; The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard; The Voices; The Amityville Horror 2005), Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener and Walker Scobell.



“Though a forgettable villain and some uninspiring set-pieces sometimes hinder The Adam Project, Reynolds and Scobell’s cracking performances and the film’s surprising emotional depth make it worth a look.” Empire

“This is really well written and has a fast and fast dialogue between the characters. The story itself is heartwarming and in fact, the film manages to elicit a few tears as well. It is an adventurous, action-packed, film that suits the whole family. However, it is a pity that it should go on a streaming service when it had done far better in the cinemas!” 3.5/5 Film Paradiset [translated from Swedish]

” …a big, dumb lug of a movie that cribs from the Bruce Willis vehicle The Kid, Back to the Future and too many other sci-fi titles to list — and has a protagonist so smugly self-aware that none of his feelings ring true — isn’t really engineered for emotional investment. And everything else is too pedestrian to generate excitement.” The Hollywood Reporter

” …its 80s-influenced story that no doubt will draw some Stranger Things comparisons – it soars on the wings of imagination and frenetic energy whilst being measured and constrained in others as it uses all of the sci-fi extravagances to tell its story of loss, parenthood and family, all led by newcomer Walker Scobell’s superb central turn that’s the film’s trump card. You may have been here before, but the past has never felt so present.” The People’s Movies

Release date:

The Adam Project will be streamed on Netflix on March 11th 2022.

Cast and confirmed characters:
Ryan Reynolds … Adam
Zoe Saldana
Jennifer Garner
Catherine Keener
Mark Ruffalo
Lucie Guest … Actress
Mellanie Hubert … Lexi
Walker Scobell … Young Adam
Alex Mallari Jr. … Christos
Braxton Bjerken … Ray Dollarhyde
Ellie Harvie … Teacher
Ben Wilkinson … Derek
Jessica Bodenarek … Young Adam
Milo Shandel … Professor
Esther Li … Sophie
Kasra Wong … Chuck

Production companies:
21 Laps Entertainment
Skydance Media
Maximum Effort

Filming locations:
Filming commenced in November 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and wrapped in March 2021.

Fun facts:
The project, a spec script written by T.S. Nowlin, was initially announced as Our Name Is Adam in October 2012. Paramount Pictures became interested in acquiring the film and Tom Cruise was attached to star.

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