Alien

Alien

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  • Alien
    2 minutes 48 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Alien Reviews

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Timothy Knight
Reel.com

Widely imitated but never surpassed.

| Original Score: 4/4

November 1, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The greatest science fiction horror film ever made.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 1, 2003
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

The first half of the film is lyrical and dreamy but when it turns into a nightmare it's cold, dark and eerie.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

November 1, 2003
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Intriguing, sometimes scary.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

October 29, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

What makes Alien truly terrifying is Scott's vision of a future where the line between man and machine is disappearing.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

October 29, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A crucial film, a unique meld of genuine science-fiction and hardcore horror.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: A-

October 28, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

(The Director's Cut re-release) doesn't hold up as well as I'd anticipated, (but) the chest-bursting scene is still a seat-gripper.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

October 28, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

A welcome re-release for Scott's classic sci-fi horror, with a couple of directorial tweaks for good measure.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

October 28, 2003
Bryce Wilson
CinemaBlend.com

Perfection pure and simple.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 5/5

October 24, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It still has the power to scare the life out of us.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 5/5

October 3, 2003
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

In an era where the horror genre has faded into a laughable mix of teen slashers and formulaic storylines, Alien provides a welcome nostalgic dose of authentic terror.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2003
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Also welcome is the late-70s distrust of corporate authority, where the mother ship winds up being more duplicitous and evil than the marauding alien.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

A Claustrophobic spaceship and excellent cast help build layers of atmosphere and dread. The birth of the modern horror/sci-fi genre.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 21, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Alien remains an impeccably crafted thriller that seems almost as fresh today as it was 24 years ago.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Superior science fiction and the best haunted house movie ever made.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 3, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...more than a hair-raising sci-fi thriller...one of the best horror films ever made.

| Original Score: 9/10

April 9, 2001
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Alien (1979) is 20th Century Fox's extremely suspenseful, space science-fiction horror film about a menacing, unstoppable,

Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

January 1, 2000
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

...a seminal movie in the history of horror...

Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com | Original Score: A+

January 1, 2000
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Both the Nostromo and the alien world where the alien gets picked up are strange and unforgettably original.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Technically, Scott has consistently demonstrated that he ranks among the best popular film artists. Unfortunately, Scott's film doesn't work for me as well in other areas.

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
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