Aliens Reviews

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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.
June 13, 2012
Another defining picture in the sci-fi genre. A stellar achievement that's almost as good as the original.
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.
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.
September 9, 2010
Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.
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.
December 11, 2009
Proved that James Cameron has a mind for directing action movies considerably more nuanced and plot-driven than just "find ways to blow things up".
August 27, 2009
If you were to only see one movie in your entire lifetime it would have to be ALIENS. James Cameron has delivered a masterpiece that will never in a million years be topped...
July 14, 2009
Some critics consider this chapter to be better than the first, but the two movies are vastly different: Ridley Scott's is a scary horror film, whereas James Cameron's is a high-tech actioner with superlative set-pieces.
October 19, 2008
The trouble Ripley has found this time is exponentially bigger and scarier than anything she encountered in Ridley Scott's memorably minimalist, eerily elegant 1979 film.
September 20, 2008
Cameron's strength lies in solid storytelling in the muscular fashion that he stages the action, creating exciting thrills and intense suspense without ever descending into the mere mechanical.
August 20, 2008
Un film clé en son genre.
June 17, 2008
Weaver is superb -- tough, smart, and the best fighter, male or female, in the movie.
September 24, 2007
Truly great cinema.
September 24, 2007
If only all blockbusters were this good.
September 24, 2007
One sequel that surpasses the original.
August 16, 2007
There is always an interesting tension in Cameron's work between masculine and feminine qualities. When it finally hits the fan here, we're in for the mother of all battles.
February 3, 2007
It's actually scary to think about what the movie landscape would look like had Aliens not been the critical and commercial success that it was.
May 26, 2006
Everything a sequel should be.
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