Alien Reviews

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August 27, 2020
Utilizing nothing more than the camera quietly panning around lengthy, isolated, ill-lit corridors is enough to muster chills.
July 17, 2020
Where 2001 explored mankind's place in the universe and Star Wars was a grand adventure, Alien depicted space as a frightening trap where escape was near impossible.
May 24, 2020
Even if you aren't a horror or sci-fi fan, you cannot deny the paragon of cinematic mastery that is Alien.
May 6, 2020
Alien helped redefine the Sci-Fi genre for a generation of moviegoers and became the bar that all other movies had to live up to or surpass.
April 22, 2020
A dreadful and gloomy film, with a clear development and full of emotion. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2020
A masterpiece of suspense, horror and fear. Sigourney Weaver becomes an icon and helps pave the way for badass women in films. [Full review in Spanish]
February 14, 2020
A truly remarkable film that hasn't aged a day, thanks to the horrific and inspired Giger design work, miniatures-based special effects and the tone Ridley Scott created.
October 18, 2019
There is something beautifully simplistic about Alien-the practical effects, the design of the alien, and how the tension just keeps ramping up.
August 13, 2019
The filmmakers have come up with some images that are sheerest nightmare. The film earns its shudders honestly: Scott is too talented to need gratuitousness as a aid.
August 7, 2019
This film is one of the best of its genre. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 4, 2019
This gorgeous, leisurely horror film expresses a spectacularly British xenophobia, a parenthetical nightmare of invasion envisioned between an awakening (at the start of the film) and a return to sleep (at its close).
March 1, 2019
After 40 years, this sci-fi horror masterpiece still feels lethally contemporary.
February 27, 2019
Ridley Scott slowly drains every droplet of hope from his audience as the tension rises in a crescendo, his camera lingering for an age on the crew's desperate faces. Even after multiple watches it remains brutally frightening. (4k restoration)
February 20, 2019
Everything shrieks fit to burst, ignoring the poster tagline ("In space no one can hear you scream").
February 1, 2019
An real classic, that rare case of top cast, top script, top directing, top set and practice effects, everything. In terms of tense sci-fi horrors, it's hard to top Alien.
October 31, 2018
So much of filmmaking is a crapshoot, but every once in awhile, the elements pulled together in front of and behind the camera make for a kind of cinematic alchemy. Alien is one of those instances.
October 26, 2018
Scream all you want-Alien is eternal.
October 26, 2018
Even now, Alien packs a visceral punch...
August 24, 2018
What makes it so effectively terrifying is not an urban legend that could spark an ill-advised, teenage-led hunt nor an array of ominous visuals; it is far simpler than that. It is the thought of finding yourself in Ripley's position.
August 23, 2018
the first part of the movie is essentially Marx in space, and the second part of the movie is Darwin in space.
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