Aliens in the Attic (2009)



Critic Consensus: Inoffensive and kid-friendly this mundane family comedy is light on imagination.

Movie Info

Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions. At the same time, the youngsters work hard to keep their parents in the dark about the battle upstairs. It all starts as a meteor shower rockets across the dark galaxy. Four glowing pods sparkle and crackle while hiding behind the meteor show. A mysterious force makes the meteor shower turn a hard right towards a bright blue ball in the distance - planet Earth.

Rating: PG (for action violence, some suggestive humor and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 3, 2009
Box Office: $25.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (14)

Fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

The whole enterprise is frustratingly 'blah' - weak acting, flat storytelling, lifeless direction, murky cinematography.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

Cute protagonists, sensible morals and refreshing lack of complexity make Aliens in the Attic a bit of guilty pleasure.

Full Review… | July 4, 2010

Remarkably unremarkable; a lively war of the worlds diversion with plenty of spunky special effects, gratuitous slapstick, and Ashley Tisdale parading around in a bikini for all the dads out there.

Full Review… | June 2, 2010

Aliens In The Attic might fall between a key audiences but will certainly provide a rip-roaring time for both tweens and younger kids, never mind the parents who are seemingly dragged along.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire

Disliking Aliens in the Attic because it is so blatantly aimed at kids is like disliking the desert for having no water in it . . .

November 14, 2009

Audience Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

My daughter picks winners. I have to admit i laughed at parts of this one. Not a great movie but did have some cute moments. My daughter really liked it though.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

On a family vacation the kids discover there are aliens who want to take over the world.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

A simple, easy to watch film with some good comedy moments that will enthral children, but nothing for the adult viewer.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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