| Original Score: 2/5
This lazy effort gets points only for truly loving -- perhaps to a fault -- the cheapo creature flicks of the 1950s.
| Original Score: 1/5
Alien Trespass, with a rating notice that mentions 'brief historical smoking,' is at least better than last year's official remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's a satire without laughs, a parody without punch lines, a careful copy that replicates everything except the original's life.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
It's comfy. It's kitschy. There are lovely enticements but also much that is simply put and beautifully, beguilingly silly.
While there's a lot to admire, it all feels like an engaging though needless academic exercise.
| Original Score: C+
Sinks under the weight of its homage.
How much you enjoy this strange picture depends on two things: Your appreciation of the genre that is being feted here, and the enthusiasm of the audience that you view it with.
| Original Score: 3/4
By the time the tedious proceedings reach their conclusion, one has long begun wishing for a little Mel Brooks-style comic anarchy.
A charmingly sentimental but ultimately pointless homage to the sci-fi classics of yesteryear.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Alien Trespass, which opens Friday on the heels of the witty Monsters vs. Aliens, feels like an also-ran.
Bewildered? You won't be alone.
Alien Trespass, an affectionate tribute to flying saucer movies, treats the clichés of drive-in sci-fi with touching naïveté. So why isn't it more fun?
| Original Score: 1/4
Those who fondly recall The Blob would seem to be the target crowd for a fastidious pastiche that attempts to coax laughs by maintaining a poker face.
Alien Trespass could be the latest bulletin from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 except that we're the silhouetted heads and the filmmakers are sitting right there next to us.
At a certain point you find yourself thinking, why not watch the real It Came From Outer Space, instead of this mildly amusing replica?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Alien Trespass earns some style points, but the substance is Dullsville.
Here is a movie more suited to ComicCon or the World Science Fiction Convention than to your neighborhood multiplex.
That warm tone, along with the picture's bright, saturated, anti-CGI look, is a welcome respite from jokes, irony, and the postmodern malaise of know-it-all-ness.
| Original Score: B+
All that's missing from this would-be spoof are laughs.
| Original Score: 2/6
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.