‘Stowaway’ Review: Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette Go to Space in This Anxious Netflix Thriller

‘Stowaway’ Review: Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette Go to Space in This Anxious Netflix Thriller
As Joe Penna’s “Stowaway” blasts off to Mars in its opening moments, we quickly learn the archetypes of the anxious astronaut trio at its center: Dr. Zoe Levenson (Anna Kendrick) is the energetic one, Commander Marina Barnett (Toni Collette) is the cooly collected one, and Dr. David Kim (Daniel Dae Kim) is the quiet one. Bound together by their mutual intellect and excitement for their two-year mission, they make a solid team. Everything is going just fine — except, that is, for the unexpected fourth member of their mission, an unconscious and injured stranger (Shamier Anderson), stuck up inside a vital piece of machinery and dripping blood onto the space station floor.

Such is the fascinating conceit of “Stowaway,”

The film’s opening act is an impressive one, with Penna only improving upon the skills that made his last feature, the similarly chilling adventure drama “Arctic,” such a riveting watch.
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