Contact Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Thoughtful adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 31, 2010
Uma ficção científica que confere peso semelhante aos dois termos do gênero: se sua narrativa ficcional é intrigante e bem desenvolvida, sua ciência jamais se entrega ao implausível.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 6, 2009
...one of the best pure science-fiction films since 2001.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
No wonder the astronomer's philosophy of contact boils down to this: Don't call me, I'll call you.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Like Jodie Foster's hopeful space voyager in the picture, "Contact" may not travel quite as far as it hopes to go, but the trip is worth taking nonetheless.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 13, 2007
Magical, captivating entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
It is a good sci-fi yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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.
| Original Score: B
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
January 12, 2004
Gran, gran película, una de esas que merecería más páginas...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A rare find -- a science-fiction film more interested in ideas than scary critters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 7, 2002
...credit the makers of Contact... with making precisely the kind of movie that we imagine [Carl] Sagan would have wanted made.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
The build-up of the film is exceptionally well written, as ``Contact'' gives us two attractive adults who actually discuss issues and concepts instead of trading coy double entendres.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 26, 2002
Offers an inspired and inspiring close encounter with the ineffable mystery that lies at the heart of each individual and at the core of the majestic universe.
October 24, 2001
It's more visceral than I can explain in a short little review like this - but you can feel your breath in your throat at the most unexpected times.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
An exhilarating adventure.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
For once, a $90 million Summer Event Movie that (gasp!) uses special effects to further a plot instead of just to blow things up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
A science fiction story that's more about people than it is about science. In fact it is more about faith than it is about science.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Contact is at its most relaxed when it sheds its intellectual pretensions and reveals its media-wise sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of motion picture that restores one's faith in what can be produced when a large budget is used wisely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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