Kathryn Schroeder of FilmFracture writes: "While watching Another Earth is a completely enjoyable experience, thanks in part to the performances by the very talented William Mapother (John) and Brit Marling (Rhoda) it is a very routine and predictable film. Rhoda is awash with grief and must reconcile with herself and the man she hurt; as she goes about doing this it is obvious where the film is going to take you. The side-story of there being another Earth out there, and the upcoming launch of a group of civilians going to visit it, is important but obvious in the direction of the story. The ending, completely expected and a tad redundant."
Another Earth is a tremendous movie; another hidden gem of 2011. The movie is very slow, painfully at times, and doesn’t have as much as a science fiction twist as advertised. However, it is a testament of feelings and a look into one’s tormented soul (not in the horror story context either). The Blu-ray has its ups and downs with an average video presentation and a strong enough showing in the audio department. This is a recommended viewing, and a suggested purchase.
FMV says: "Another Earth feels like two separate films which never quite connect with one another. One is a Sci-Fi epic of self-discovery with profound philosophical implications for humanity, the other a worthy but contained Sundance-type Indie about love, loss and redemption in small-town America. Sort of Contact meets Winter’s Bone – or rather, doesn’t quite meet."
"Its ideas will inspire debate, emotionally it will move you, just expect it do these things in moderation however. That said, if the technical hitches can be overcome by the time we witness Cahill and (hopefully) Marling’s next production then there may be a masterpiece waiting in the wings."