Spectral war movie
Spectral war movie

Spectral (2016, United States)

Categories: science fiction moviesurban warfare moviesinfantry movies

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: English

Some time in the future European country of Moldova is torn by a civil war - the cities are lying in ruins, civilians are hiding while government forces are fighting the rebels. American special forces operate in the devastated capitol city of Chisinau, but the soldiers are lately have been having some problems with their equipment, the hyperspectral imaging goggles. The problem is so serious that General Orland brings chief engineer from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Doctor Clyne. After arrival he is shown what the goggles recently have recorded - some human-like see-through figures that are visible only using the goggles. Orland was hoping that this is just a malfunction, but Clyne has no doubts that the figures have nothing to do with the equipment. To make things worse some of the soldiers, who saw the figures, were attacked by them and killed. Clyne decides to join one of the teams setting out into downtown Chisinau and see for himself what the mysterious figures could be.

American sci-fi movie set during fictitious Moldovan War has a lot of elements of war movies, adventure flicks, some hard sci-fi, but also a mystery - a rare combination. While the action scenes worked well, the sci-fi elements wasn’t really that bad some parts of the main story make very little sense (especially those surrounding the mysterious figures) and the last part of Spectral is not very impressive. Nevertheless this film can be entertaining for war movies fans as well as the sci-fi fans.

Our rating


Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

1 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5

Spectral videos


Creators of Spectral

Nic Mathieu movies

Nic Mathieu


Nic Mathieu movies

Nic Mathieu


Ian Fried movies

Ian Fried


Cast of Spectral

James Badge Dale movies james-badge-dale

James Badge Dale

as Dr. Mark Clyne

Emily Mortimer movies emily-mortimer

Emily Mortimer

as Fran Madison

Max Martini movies max-martini

Max Martini

as Major Sessions

Bruce Greenwood movies bruce-greenwood

Bruce Greenwood

as General Orland

Clayne Crawford movies clayne-crawford

Clayne Crawford

as Sergeant Toll

Louis Ozawa Changchien movies louis-ozawa-changchien

Louis Ozawa Changchien

as Sergeant Chen

Jimmy Akingbola movies jimmy-akingbola

Jimmy Akingbola

as Sergeant Steve McFadden

add comment

Comment below