Alien Resurrection Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
October 16, 2014
This is not a Hollywood space thriller at all, but an intergalactic fantasy driven by the same cheerfully eccentric impulses that have informed a myriad of high-spirited French filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 13, 2012
A blend of surrealist humor, unintentional self-parody and groan-inducing moments, this is easily the nadir of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 11, 2012
[Jeuenet] doesn't push it all the way to "so bad it's good" territory, but he at least gives a healthy dose of the bizarre that makes it memorable, in its fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 4, 2012
This fourth chapter in the popular sci-fi-horror franchise is without a doubt the weakest, both dramatically and visually.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
May 3, 2012
More than worthwhile as a closing statement.
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
October 30, 2010
Simply put, Jean-Pierre Jeunet was the absolute wrong choice for this film. His award-winning quirky French visual sensibilities don't mesh well with Joss Whedon's meat-and-potatoes script.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Grotesque carnage, vile characters; steer clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
This fourth chapter comes off as the first fully postmodern Alien film: not Alien multiplied or cubed, but synthetically reawakened, groggy enough to sleepwalk through our memories of the first three, as in a dream.
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
September 20, 2008
After the disappointing Alien 3, this fourth film in the franchise represents a marked improvement, but it fails to match the level established in the first two films.
August 20, 2008
Un de ces films dont il faut savoir s'imprégner de l'idée de départ pour être en mesure d'en apprécier les ébats à leur juste valeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Jeunet and Whedon deliver the alien-attack scenes with a spin and a wink.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
July 3, 2007
Has more visual flair than any of George Lucas' Star Wars films, and at times is almost as fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
May 9, 2007
Poor Sigourney Weaver! Why does she succumb to the temptation of making these movies?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
It's time they quit killing the aliens, and just killed the Alien series altogether. ... How the mighty have fallen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Moviegoers who expect more surprise and mystery from the grisly and suspenseful sci-fi "Alien" series will be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 15, 2003
The much-maligned last part in the Alien quadrilogy should be approached as the comic book actioneer that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 6, 2003
...it's two hundred years down the road from Alien 3, and Ripley is long gone. If only. (Alien Quadrilogy)
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 21, 2003
Great effects, dismal story. Sigourney phones in a paycheck. Why is Ryder even in this? Ron Perlman is the only bright spot in a forgettable cast.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Unfortunately, Weaver and Jeunet's efforts are short changed by the ineptness of Joss Whedon's script, that seems to find a way to make action sequences unexciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The film is so insistently formulaic there is hardly a moment when you don't know exactly what's going to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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