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Alien Trespass Reviews

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Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

... 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to wear off, all you are left with is a tedious movie that is full of wooden performances, campy dialogue, cheesy and outdated special effects, eerie music and space beings in rubber suits.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 Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 3, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here is a movie more suited to ComicCon or the World Science Fiction Convention than to your neighborhood multiplex.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2009

Trafficking in arch, winking jokes that even the laziest improv comics would consider beneath them, Alien Trespass is a handsomely mounted, and occasionally well-acted, snooze.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2009
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

A pastiche of '50s sci-fi cheapies whose ambitions seem limited to providing some light entertainment for genre geeks.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 29, 2009
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Retro-style sci-fi action spoof tries hard but doesn't work.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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While Alien Trespass stays true to the era and the genre, it forgets that its mission in this galaxy is not merely to pay tribute but to entertain.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2009
Katey Rich

The movie's claim of being a "forgotten classic" gets less believable as the effects start looking more realistic.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2009
Nick Schager
The Screengrab

Merely coasts along limply, lacking ribald tongue-in-cheek humor as well as the unironic self-seriousness that epitomized its spiritual predecessors.

Full Review Source: The Screengrab

March 30, 2009
Eric D. Snider

It achieves its hokiness by design, which renders it artificial and flat.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

April 2, 2009
Rob Vaux

Fans of the era will respond warmly to it, but more through its expressed affection than any notable assets of its own.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

April 3, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This lazy effort gets points only for truly loving -- perhaps to a fault -- the cheapo creature flicks of the 1950s.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2009
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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 Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

April 8, 2009
Cole Smithey

What starts out as a promising retro comic spoof of '50s era sci-fi movies (think "It Came From Outer Space") digresses into a flat imitation of the mores and social ignorance it initially promises to skewer.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

March 18, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Alien Trespass, which opens Friday on the heels of the witty Monsters vs. Aliens, feels like an also-ran.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2009
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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What's most admirable about Alien Trespass is its bypassing of the wink-wink condescension that usually defines screen flashbacks to the Eisenhower era. Its problem is the absence of any detectable personality in place of that wink.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 1, 2009
Peter Sobczynski

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2009
Brandon Fibbs

Fun at first, the movie quickly wears thin. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but if that's your choice, you better be sure the thing you're imitating is worthy of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

April 2, 2009
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine

Everything is perfected to the letter, but it lacks the oomph of homage movies like Pleasantville, or the fun irony of social satires like Fido.

April 3, 2009
Matt Pais

A pale imitation of a drive-in movie, with nothing silly or sloppy enough to qualify as camp.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

April 2, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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 Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: D

April 8, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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