Contact Reviews

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August 20, 2009
No wonder the astronomer's philosophy of contact boils down to this: Don't call me, I'll call you.
January 17, 2008
With all the science and technology, Zemeckis and the writers made room for spiritual debates (some of them painfully slight), political commentary, and a strangely tepid and inert romance...
October 13, 2007
Magical, captivating entertainment.
June 8, 2007
Contact takes forever to lift off.
June 8, 2007
When Contact finally comes alive, it leaves you frightened and thrilled and emotionally overwrought, as only a child can be. The rest is pandering.
June 8, 2007
The result is a film far too cold-blooded for summer audiences.
June 24, 2006
Features heavy-handed exposition, repetitive, maudlin flashbacks, uneven performances and endless sermonising.
November 4, 2005
Foster's voyage is an astronomical letdown, largely because Zemeckis' ideas of heaven and earth don't extend beyond what can be envisioned as a celluloid event.
April 9, 2005
It is a good sci-fi yarn.
December 6, 2004
By hating the two-dimensional villain ... the audience feels they have found 'the bad guy' and aren't challenged to consider the flimsiness in Arroway's or Josse's perspectives.
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