Explorers Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3720

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 74

Theatrical Release Date: 07/12/1985

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Joe Dante

Actors: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell, Jason Presson, Dana Ivey, Bobby Fite

Plot: Young kids are infatuated with aliens, develop technology to create a shield that can be controlled via computer programs - all with out the knowledge of their parents.

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Rating of
1.5/4

Oldpinkdogbar - wrote on 08/15/2021

Maybe this movie is better if you see it as a kid, but watching it as an adult was incredibly disappointing. It's unbearably cheesy and the plot has no payoff.

Rating of
3/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/02/2012

This was the very first film of both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) dreams of becoming a space traveler and creates a ship with Wolfgang (River Phoenix), and Darren (Jason Presson). The idea was fresh and effects decent at that time. Explorers is a delightful sci-fi adventure that entertains despite its simple premise.

Rating of
3/4

Joshua - wrote on 07/29/2007

This was entertaining to watch as a kid. I also remember watching it many times but haven't seen it recently. I thought it would have been better if the aliens killed them or something at the end, but they can't end great...

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