Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Writer-director J.J. Abrams overloads this sci-fi adventure with so many homages to his co-producer Steven Spielberg that it plays like the elder director's greatest hits, minus his characteristic scares and sense of wonder.

June 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (7)
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Kevin S.

Kevin Sohn

Wow so you are recommending people in Chicago not to waste their money on this movie?? Wow..... im glad im not depending on your reviews....

Jun 9 - 01:44 PM


Jeff Ashbrook

Hmm yeah I would probably see E.T. over this or other classic Spielberg films, but if that is your criteria for rating then pretty much every mainstream film would fall short. EVERYTHING WOULD SUCK. EVEN NEW SPIELBERG MOVIES.

JUDGE THE MOVIE AS IT'S OWN MOVIE. Yeah it's not E.T. but it's better than crap you gave good ratings too. " many homages to his co-producer Steven Spielberg." In case you hadn't noticed Spielberg revolutionized adventure films and this was an adventure film. Like I said not an all-time great, but not a BAD movie. Idiot.

Jun 14 - 10:22 PM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Yes, Jefemcownage, you are an idiot. Good thing you signed off on your post that way.

Nov 19 - 06:32 PM

Mr. Taylor

Craig Taylor

Good point, it was like watching E.T. 2000 or something.

Jun 23 - 06:21 AM

Barry Hutchison

Barry Hutchison

Im with you on this Andrea, felt totally let down. I liked the 'Goonies' like chemistry between the cast but other than that...i thought this film to be boring and empty!:(

Aug 8 - 09:23 AM


Barry Anderson

Were you looking in a mirror?

Nov 24 - 03:20 PM


Barry Anderson

So many homages??? Please list them. Or are you just talking out your ass?????

Nov 24 - 03:19 PM

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