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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Uma idéia potencialmente instigante que acaba sendo desperdiçada por um roteiro tomado pelos clichês.
| Original Score: 2/5
Fascinating and somewhat timely themed sci-fi flick, a minor classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Smart sci-fi premise should have made a better movie
| Original Score: 3/5
Caan is good, but this is just a very standard buddy cop movie disguised as a sci-fi thriller. Plays better on TV, though.
Patinkin in one of his best, most memorable performances
Fun gimmick cop movie with aliens
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
OK s-f that failed to capitalize on an interesting premise.
It's 70% cop schpiel and 30% science-fiction fun. Switch those percentages and we'd be calling it a classic.
...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
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
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 73/100