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Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Drama | 4 May 2017 (France)
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.



2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview:
Narrator (voice)
Jamal Cavil ...
Early Human
Maisha Diatta ...
Early Human
Yagazie Emezi ...
Early Human
Daryl James Harris II ...
Early Human
Sebastian Jackson ...
Early Human
Abraham Kosgei ...
Early Human
Runa Lucienne ...
Early Human
Early Human (as Theophilus Bongani Ndyalvane)
Jejuan Plair ...
Early Human
Gabi Rojas ...
Early Human
Shaun Ross ...
Early Human
Mechelle Tunstall ...
Early Human
Sanetra Stewart ...
Early Human
Blane E. Warrior II ...
Early Human


An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The story of our universe See more »


Documentary | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sequence of nudity, and some disturbing images | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

4 May 2017 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Voyage of Time  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Emma Thompson was attached to the film before Cate Blanchett signed on. See more »


[repeated line]
Narrator: Mother.
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Version of Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) See more »


A Rebours
Written and Performed by Simon Franglen
Published by Franglen Lupino Music
Courtesy of Class 1 Media Inc.
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I was hoping for more from an IMAX film, especially one passing itself off as a documentary
18 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Like so many other reviewers have mentioned, this movie was an annoying waste of time I couldn't even finish as it was inducing narcolepsy.

*Nothing new stated, so no learning potential *Some simulated graphics segments were beautiful, some look phoned in *Above mentioned work juxtaposed with cheap attempts to "imagine" early man, earth, etc. *Pointless segments with poor Cate desperately trying to whisper metaphorical crap in hopes I guess of stimulating existential thought(this worked only long enough to wonder why this film exists) *Above segments admittedly written by Malick, which serve as notice to Hollywood to never allow him to write anything like this for screen again.

I don't want to take away from some of the obviously hard work done by others on this film, but overall, I get the feeling good talent was wasted on this sophomoric attempt at a documentary.

Honestly, you'd get more out of re-watching anything like The Universe, HTUW, or anything Brian Cox has done.

Terrance, if you're reading this...science doesn't need metaphors...it's not throwaway drama, it's reality, act like it when you do a project like this.

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