Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan’s new film lands Rotten Tomatoes score

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Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan's new film Foe has landed a low Rotten Tomatoes score ahead of its release date.

Directed by Garth Davis, the sci-fi romance film follows the story of Hen (Ronan) and Junior (Mescal), a married couple who live on an isolated farm in 2065.

However, their lives are turned upside down when a stranger (Aaron Pierre) arrives and informs Junior that he must travel to a far-away space station, while his wife is left in the company of a robot.

The film has been met with mixed reviews from critics ahead of its release on October 6. At the time of writing, Foe currently sits at 19% on the review aggregator site after 16 reviews.

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While reviews have praised the performances of Ronan and Mescal, Foe has been criticised for its storyline and narrative twist. Here's what the reviews have said so far.


"The trouble with the movie is that once you're confronted with the surprise, and you think back over what you’ve been watching, it makes even less sense. By the end, we dimly perceive the outlines of a message, though it's not exactly a profound one."

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"This brooding psychological sci-fi about a dying planet and a floundering marriage is initially unsettling but steadily devolves into sappiness, confusion and self-important solemnity."


"Mescal and Ronan both excel at sinking into themselves, with the latter's irrepressible force of will squeezing against the walls of the musty farmhouse as if her life were a shoe five sizes too small."

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"There's plenty of ambition and talent, but without the crisp engine of story, it's as dry as 2065 dirt."


"Foe's stunning visuals can't save it from its overwhelming irregularities... The result in a film drowned in under-delivered aspirations and aggressive narrative ennui, when the focus should be on how climate change can change people for better or for worse."

Foe will be released in selected cinemas on October 6. A streaming date on Prime Video is yet to be announced.

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