Aliens Reviews

March 15, 2019
Sigourney Weaver is merely terrific... When she straps on her armament to do battle with the aliens, she makes Sylvester Stallone look like a pipsqueak.
October 4, 2018
Beyond dispute, however, is the film's timeless worth as a cathartic work, especially in terms of its accidentally commentary on the sexism of the corporate structure.
October 14, 2014
Scene to scene, encounter to encounter, its tension builds unrelentingly. So, fasten your seat belts. It`s a blast.
July 30, 2013
[Aliens] is a spectacular example of state-of-the-art science fiction simply because it never tries to be overtly spectacular.
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
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
Action thrillers assail but rarely test us; this is the tautest, most provoking, and altogether most draining example ever made.
January 16, 2013
Count me out of the fan club for this one.
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 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 5, 2004
Aliens ends up as a wild and woolly roller-coaster ride of a movie which should attract anxious crowds of thrill fans as it cuts a swath through theaters from here to Alpha Centauri.
May 21, 2003
A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-'em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat despite your better instincts and the basically conventional scare tactics.
February 13, 2001
Makes up for lack of surprise with sheer volume of thrills and chills.
January 1, 2000
When it comes to the logical marriage of action, adventure, and science fiction, few films are as effective or accomplished as Aliens.
January 1, 2000
The ads for Aliens claim that this movie will frighten you as few movies have, and, for once, the ads don't lie.
January 1, 2000
"Absolutely smashing!"