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Phil the Alien

Phil the Alien (2004)

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When an alcoholic extraterrestrial living in a small Northern Ontario town finds God, his spiritual journey leads him on tour with a local bar in the feature debut of director Rob Stefaniuk. Soon after crash-landing in a remote Ontario town, innocent alien Phil strikes up a warm friendship with an open-minded young boy and a remarkably intelligent beaver. A stranger in a strange land, Phil eventually begins to fit in by drinking plenty of hard liquor and jumping in on jam sessions with the local

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Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Jan 31, 2006

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Less than satisfying and frustrating to think of how great this could have been.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A delightfully freakish comedy.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Looks like it was shot on weekends by a bunch of students, with a loopy, derivative story and poor performances.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
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This low-budget Canadian comedy rocks the house like few others.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Amateurish and low-budget skit on film has its moments, but mostly in its first half. This film could be a lot more polished but the Canadian humor is genuinely funny.

November 10, 2004 Full Review
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...instantly forgettable...

October 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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There's an irrepressible silliness and a palpable sense of kitsch that runs through much of Phil the Alien. And it's funny.

September 30, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Phil the Alien

Not bad, not bad. This was Stefaniuk before Suck which probably deserves a similar rating. Funny at times but a wee bit inconsistent. Keep trying my man.
February 14, 2012
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Actually not bad. It was made by the guys I work with and I thought they did a good job with the low budget.
December 1, 2006
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    1. The Beaver [Voice]: Phil!
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