Alien

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
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    Jeff MillarHouston Chronicle
    The filmmakers have come up with some images that are sheerest nightmare. The film earns its shudders honestly: Scott is too talented to need gratuitousness as a aid.
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    Philip StrickSight and Sound
    This gorgeous, leisurely horror film expresses a spectacularly British xenophobia, a parenthetical nightmare of invasion envisioned between an awakening (at the start of the film) and a return to sleep (at its close).
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    After 40 years, this sci-fi horror masterpiece still feels lethally contemporary.
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    Nigel AndrewsFinancial Times
    Everything shrieks fit to burst, ignoring the poster tagline ("In space no one can hear you scream").
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    I adore this movie. It's a movie that has engaging characters, an incredible creature, and its incredibly scary. It's one of Ridley Scott's best films.
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    Ernest LeograndeNew York Daily News
    This is a screamingly spooky sci-fi tale with more than a few echoes of "The Thing" but echoes which enhance rather than detract.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Utilizing nothing more than the camera quietly panning around lengthy, isolated, ill-lit corridors is enough to muster chills.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    Where 2001 explored mankind's place in the universe and Star Wars was a grand adventure, Alien depicted space as a frightening trap where escape was near impossible.
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    Sezín KoehlerBlack Girl Nerds
    Even if you aren't a horror or sci-fi fan, you cannot deny the paragon of cinematic mastery that is Alien.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Alien helped redefine the Sci-Fi genre for a generation of moviegoers and became the bar that all other movies had to live up to or surpass.
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