Nightflyers: Season 1 Reviews

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December 19, 2018
Tense, scary sci-fi thriller reminiscent of genre classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2018
Like humanity, Nightflyers is grappling with some serious problems. But both also have the potential to learn from their mistakes and do something extraordinary.
December 4, 2018
In the end, Nightflyers' best friend is whoever at SYFY made the decision to turn the series into a marathon/binge-watch.
December 4, 2018
When the show focuses on the dynamics between its characters and the impressive scope of its setting, it shines, but future installments need to find the balance between emotion and scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 30, 2018
Nightflyers is propulsive enough, ginning up fear and terror even as it relies on hoariness... But space, in its infinite capacity, can give us more.
November 30, 2018
Think of it as a kindred spirit to Alien and Event Horizon, with a dash of Cronenberg and the Wachowskis thrown into the mix-albeit quite a bit crazier than those illustrious genre brethren.
November 30, 2018
A grisly hybrid of science fiction and horror, capable of claustrophobic chills but more often merely evoking chaotic confusion.
November 29, 2018
Despite the overt sexualization of the leading female characters, there is a lot of compelling subtext. What is perception? What is truth? How objective are our memories and how much do they define us as people and as a species?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 28, 2018
At times Nightflyers feels like a perfect amalgam of other classic horror movies.
December 28, 2018
Way too many overused tropes, and not nearly enough charm in this blend of science fiction and horror. There's potential here, but only if the problems are fixed.
December 28, 2018
Much of what makes the show confusing and tedious is the work of series creator and chief writer Jeff Buhler, who has introduced a lot of needless malarkey into what Martin created as a relatively straightforward narrative.
December 14, 2018
The deliberately insane-making series could have done with less of an ongoing homage to Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining and other masters of horror.
December 6, 2018
Nightflyers is a plodding derivative mess that never seems interested in giving its viewers anything to care about.
December 6, 2018
That's the thing about Nightflyers: We're confined to the ship, while its most fascinating threads unspool elsewhere.
December 3, 2018
Nightflyers is confusing, and the characters - so far - aren't interesting enough to fight through the confusion.
December 3, 2018
Hopefully the big surprise with Nightflyers is that it gets better as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 3, 2018
Aside from the vague notions of contacting whatever a Volcryn is (are?) and the whole saving-the-Earth thing, "Nightflyers" is painfully short on details and, more worrisome, plot.
December 3, 2018
Like too many recent TV series and miniseries, Nightflyers feels as if it's running out the clock, padding action to fill predetermined time slots rather than because the story actually needs it.
November 30, 2018
Simply having Martin's name in the opening credits isn't enough to make it worth tuning in.
November 30, 2018
Over five episodes sent to critics, Nightflyers layers in the creepiness, without rising above "unsettling" into "scary." Even if attempted jump-cut scares never sink in, Nightflyers sometimes replaces frights with low-level gross-out moments.
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