Something like one of those mysterious asteroids that get the astronomers all worked up: a large body of gaseous matter surrounding a relatively small core of solid substance.
When it's good, it's very good. And when it's not, it can be as silly and self-important as a bad '50s sci-fi movie.
Thoughtful adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Uma ficção científica que confere peso semelhante aos dois termos do gênero: se sua narrativa ficcional é intrigante e bem desenvolvida, sua ciência jamais se entrega ao implausível.
| Original Score: 5/5
...one of the best pure science-fiction films since 2001.
| Original Score: 8/10
No wonder the astronomer's philosophy of contact boils down to this: Don't call me, I'll call you.
Like Jodie Foster's hopeful space voyager in the picture, "Contact" may not travel quite as far as it hopes to go, but the trip is worth taking nonetheless.
With all the science and technology, Zemeckis and the writers made room for spiritual debates (some of them painfully slight), political commentary, and a strangely tepid and inert romance...
Magical, captivating entertainment.
| Original Score: 4/4
Begins with a big bang, gradually falls into a lull and finally succumbs to entropy.
Contact takes forever to lift off.
When Contact finally comes alive, it leaves you frightened and thrilled and emotionally overwrought, as only a child can be. The rest is pandering.
The result is a film far too cold-blooded for summer audiences.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Features heavy-handed exposition, repetitive, maudlin flashbacks, uneven performances and endless sermonising.
Foster's voyage is an astronomical letdown, largely because Zemeckis' ideas of heaven and earth don't extend beyond what can be envisioned as a celluloid event.
It is a good sci-fi yarn.
| Original Score: B+
By hating the two-dimensional villain ... the audience feels they have found 'the bad guy' and aren't challenged to consider the flimsiness in Arroway's or Josse's perspectives.
| Original Score: B
The story doesn't always do justice to the mind-bending visual opening of Robert Zemeckis' movie, which features Jodie Foster as an annoyingly intense scientist.
Gran, gran película, una de esas que merecería más páginas...
Even the computer generated graphics are a bad fit.
| Original Score: 2/4