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Alien Trespass Reviews

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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to wear off, all you are left with is a tedious movie that is full of wooden performances, campy dialogue, cheesy and outdated special effects, eerie music and space beings in rubber suits.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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 2, 2009
Here is a movie more suited to ComicCon or the World Science Fiction Convention than to your neighborhood multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
March 29, 2009
A pastiche of '50s sci-fi cheapies whose ambitions seem limited to providing some light entertainment for genre geeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
March 19, 2009
The movie's claim of being a "forgotten classic" gets less believable as the effects start looking more realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
The Screengrab
March 30, 2009
Merely coasts along limply, lacking ribald tongue-in-cheek humor as well as the unironic self-seriousness that epitomized its spiritual predecessors.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 2, 2009
It achieves its hokiness by design, which renders it artificial and flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
April 3, 2009
Fans of the era will respond warmly to it, but more through its expressed affection than any notable assets of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: C+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 2, 2009
Alien Trespass, which opens Friday on the heels of the witty Monsters vs. Aliens, feels like an also-ran.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
April 1, 2009
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.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
April 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
April 3, 2009
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.
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
April 2, 2009
A pale imitation of a drive-in movie, with nothing silly or sloppy enough to qualify as camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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