Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential. Upon successfully recovering a probe returning from Mars, the International Space Station crew are enthralled to discover that they now have a sample from the red planet – one containing an organism that provides the first proof of life beyond Earth. The ISS team, which includes one Dr. David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal), Dr. Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) and Rory ‘Roy’ Adams (Ryan Reynolds), thereafter maintain a strict adherence to safety protocol, in order to ensure that nothing goes wrong, should the organism prove to be dangerous or deadly to humans. The Martian organism (which is dubbed “Calvin” in honor of an elementary school back… Read entire story.
Source: Reviews – Screen Rant