Contact Reviews

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March 10, 2020
One of the greatest science fiction films in history.
July 18, 2018
Despite its lineage and some impressive special effects, Contact is a disappointingly earthbound production, weighed down by the ballast of talking-heads dramaturgy and bloated storytelling.
February 28, 2018
If Contact is disappointingly soft in the head, it can also enthrall. Zemeckis is such a potent imagemaker that he is capable, for long stretches at a time, of sweeping you up in his vision.
September 7, 2011
February 16, 2011
Something like one of those mysterious asteroids that get the astronomers all worked up: a large body of gaseous matter surrounding a relatively small core of solid substance.
December 22, 2010
Thoughtful adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel.
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.
October 6, 2009
...one of the best pure science-fiction films since 2001.
August 20, 2009
No wonder the astronomer's philosophy of contact boils down to this: Don't call me, I'll call you.
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.
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 9, 2007
Begins with a big bang, gradually falls into a lull and finally succumbs to entropy.
June 8, 2007
Contact takes forever to lift off.
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
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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