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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Reviews

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

| Original Score: 2/5

January 12, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Has just not held up.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 24, 2003
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A film of visual awe, but it's not much of a human story. Close Encounters is a terrific bit of imagineering, but ultimately is a minor work in the Spielberg filmography.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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One of the great moviegoing experiences.

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

September 8, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is unquestionably a great movie.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

July 11, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

A thrilling adventure story and a brilliant example of the art and craft of movie making.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 11, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

Definitive cut of director Steven Spielberg's masterpiece isn't just great science fiction: It's great art.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Spielberg answers the "Are we alone?" question in fine form.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 17, 2005
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

May be the greatest film ever made about the meeting of the rational and the mystical.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This is dopey Hollywood mysticism all right, but thanks to considerable craft and showmanship, it packs an undeniable punch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 5, 2007
A.D. Murphy
Variety
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A daring film concept which in its special and technical effects has been superbly realized.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 5, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

April 4, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a masterful motion picture all around...where the interactions of its characters are equally important as the wizardry of the special effects.

| Original Score: 10/10

May 18, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Masterwork thriller about UFOs.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

September 1, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 5/5

October 4, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It plays out as a film buff's idea of what a UFO sighting would be like if it could be a cross between a Disney theme park and a 1970s light show at a disco.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

September 13, 2007
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

October 28, 2003
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

What I could see of the special effects were wonderful, and they hold up over time, unlike many sci-fi movies. The landing scene at the end still fills you with wonder and amazement.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2003
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Viewing Close Encounters we are reduced to a childlike perception, overwhelmed by the luster and might of the vision before us.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

November 19, 2002
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