The Arrival - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Arrival Reviews

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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.
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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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 31, 1996
[Sheen] spends most of the movie in a kind of sweaty apoplexy that makes one worry for his health.
Full Review | Original Score: D