Alien Trespass Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 18, 2011
The movie can't decide if it's an homage to 1950s sci-fi genre or a "new" kind of story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
An oddity from another time and place, and well worth a look because of it.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
The patience and concentration of the film to not wink itself into a coma is amazing to behold, and I was flabbergasted over just how engrossing and playful the picture is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
Not nearly as awful as it could have been...it at least knows that it's cheesy, which makes it more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2009
It's not really clear why this movie was necessary %u2013 it does not reinvent the 50's movie so much as do a highly faithful cover version of it. (Gus Van Sandy's shot-for-shot remake of Psycho is a similar pointless academic exercise.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
April 29, 2009
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, It Came From Outer Space should be blushing like a schoolgirl, because this deadpan recreation of 1950s sci-fi movies is a tribute to its low-budget, high minded charms.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 15, 2009
...gently wacky. Although breezy and sketchy on the easy laughs at times, Alien Trespass does promise to entertain for the sole purpose of its campy off-kilter makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 8, 2009
If the film succeeds perfectly in its aim, to recreate exactly a genre of films noted for how shoddy and boring they were, is it then fair to complain when the film is itself boring?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
April 8, 2009
Neither legit parody nor loving sci-fi homage; a movie with no firm reference point, [and] lacking the breezy wit or clever execution that might otherwise provide a reason for its standalone existence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
April 7, 2009
Alien Trespass won't let our knowledge of the stereotypes it incorporates do the work and make the critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 6, 2009
It doesn't want to be camp, but it inevitably becomes so, because the very effort to replicate its models is so knowing that it comes across as insufferably arch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 4, 2009
If you're willing to check your brain at the door and to suspend a lot of your disbelief, Alien Trespass manages to be a delightfully zany and campy satire best experienced at midnight with a group of friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 4, 2009
The filmmakers have an obvious love for their work and its source material and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 3, 2009
A true love letter to genre days gone by, Alien Trespass delivers on its promise to bring back a slice of the good old days to horror cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 3, 2009
While it never rises to the level of Galaxy Quest, my gold standard for funny sci-fi films, Alien Trespass consistently delights and amuses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
April 3, 2009
Retro-style sci-fi action spoof tries hard but doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
April 3, 2009
A highly entertaining retro Sci-fi blast from the past that is loads of fun, an endearing tribute to all those bad movies we just loved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
April 3, 2009
Not a spoof, not a satire, just an imaginary story with echoes of It Came from Outer Space and other 1950s drive-in classics, Alien Trespass is a paragon of dry humor.
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
April 3, 2009
... once those warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia start to wear off, all you are left with is a tedious movie that is full of wooden performances, campy dialogue, cheesy and outdated special effects, eerie music and space beings in rubber suits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 3, 2009
This lazy effort gets points only for truly loving -- perhaps to a fault -- the cheapo creature flicks of the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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