The Arrival - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Arrival Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
April 21, 2009
Less an alien invasion movie than a conspiracy film (it just hapens to turn out that the conspirators are aliens).
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
What it lacks in sophistication (everything), it partly makes up for in sheer gall.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 29, 2004
The aliens-among-us plot gets a very entertaining and inventive update.
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
June 4, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
May 12, 2003
A good premise, hampered by a weak ending.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2002
...The Arrival is a stylish and fast-paced thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's a strong, lean piece of writing that moves quickly. Nothing is wasted, and nothing happens the way you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Sheen is working outside of his element, but the energy he puts into his multidimensional character helps keep the story moving.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A movie that shoehorns a blunt warning into its silly but entertaining story of a young radio astronomer's one-man battle against sinister extraterrestrials.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is not a dumb movie; in fact, with its heavy reliance upon real science, it's startlingly credible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is as smart as ``Mission: Impossible'' is dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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