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Aliens Reviews

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May 21, 2017
Cameron's film is a lot of fun for what it is, a bonanza of brash action sequences and delicious camaraderie. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that while nobody can hear you scream in space, they can certainly hear you shoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 17, 2016
An excellent science fiction, horror, action AND war film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 6, 2016
Much more high energy but just as sophisticated as the original...
October 27, 2014
A subtle, spooky movie with teeth becomes a subtlety-bashing war movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2014
Scene to scene, encounter to encounter, its tension builds unrelentingly. So, fasten your seat belts. It`s a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 15, 2013
The first of these movies remains one of the great sci-fi horror achievements of the modern cinema, but its sequel, "Aliens," is that rare instance where a follow-up deviates from the formula and finds an effective rhythm in propelling the story
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2013
[Aliens] is a spectacular example of state-of-the-art science fiction simply because it never tries to be overtly spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2013
It's blaster action, not Gothic future-horror. Fortunately, director-screenwriter James Cameron has shaped his film around the defiant intelligence and sensual athleticism of Weaver, and that's where Aliens works best.
July 30, 2013
The idea behind Aliens remains the scariest, dirtiest, most perversely funny one for a monster film, and the Rambo action further gooses us.
July 30, 2013
The result is a film that not only answers many questions raised by the original story, but also expands production values, amplifies special effects and weaves a new plot that is even more exciting than the first.
July 30, 2013
This film is also the best monster movie of the year and the best picture of any kind to open so far this summer. Put it another way: Aliens is the Jaws of the '80s.
July 30, 2013
Surpassing its predecessor in terms of sheer spectacle, this sequel to Ridley Scott's outer-space nightmare from director James Cameron is an outstanding science-fiction thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2013
So much for the theory that sequels never equal the original.
July 30, 2013
Action thrillers assail but rarely test us; this is the tautest, most provoking, and altogether most draining example ever made.
July 1, 2013
On the short list of sequels that not only matched the quality of its predecessor, but arguably surpassed it to become one of the greatest films of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
June 13, 2012
Another defining picture in the sci-fi genre. A stellar achievement that's almost as good as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 22, 2011
Aliens contains a fascinating exploration of the way Western culture has traditionally aligned feminine characteristics onto nature while masculine characteristics have been aligned with civilisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2010
James Cameron's Aliens is easily one of the best sequels ever made, taking the original story and expanding upon it in ways most sequels are afraid to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 9, 2010
Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2010
It's interesting that the film, a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 atmospheric horror-film-in-space, is generally regarded as an action movie. Go through it, and you'll realize the character and dialogue scenes far outweigh the kablooey stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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