An government agent (Ethan Hawke) restrictively travels through time in efforts to stop a serial bomber. The plot thickens when, working undercover as a bartender, he meets a dejected, androgynous reporter with a bizarre and wretched backstory. From a Robert A. Heinlein short story, Predestination is convoluted, lacks tension and offers a screenplay that seems like it wasn't given a whole lotta thought. However, it is not entirely unwatchable thanks in large measure to Hawke's presence.
** out of ****