Alien Nation Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 18, 2014
With the sci-fi and horror aspects toned down, Alien Nation becomes little more than a cop show with a twist-and one that will satisfy only the most gullible of action fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 31, 2008
Uma idéia potencialmente instigante que acaba sendo desperdiçada por um roteiro tomado pelos clichês.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
August 10, 2006
Fascinating and somewhat timely themed sci-fi flick, a minor classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
November 28, 2005
Smart sci-fi premise should have made a better movie
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
Caan is good, but this is just a very standard buddy cop movie disguised as a sci-fi thriller. Plays better on TV, though.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 25, 2005
Patinkin in one of his best, most memorable performances
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 8, 2005
Fun gimmick cop movie with aliens
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
It begins focusing on the cross-cultural and human dimensions of the tale but it turns into just another police flick replete with crashing cars and endless shootouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 21, 2003
A shallow dissertation on race relations made watchable by the sci-fi/Police thriller theme. Caan and Patankin have good chemistry, and there are some amusing culture clashes.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 7, 2002
OK s-f that failed to capitalize on an interesting premise.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
It's 70% cop schpiel and 30% science-fiction fun. Switch those percentages and we'd be calling it a classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 31, 2001
...the premise goes nowhere. Instead, it begins and ends as an ordinary police mystery, complete with gun fights, chase scenes, and things blowing up in the night.
| Original Score: 5/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 11, 2001
takes a fascinating sci-fi idea and squanders it on a routine police procedural that is less complex and engaging than a typical one-hour TV show
| Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
January 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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