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Alien Reviews

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June 1, 2011
It remains a benchmark of extra-terrestrial horror, and gave us a bona fide A-list star in the shape of Sigourney Weaver.
January 9, 2011
My favorite film of all time is one of the finest blu-rays in my collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 3, 2010
The monster itself is still one of the flat-out scariest ever designed for the movies.
October 30, 2010
Ridley Scott's Alien is nothing short of a masterpiece. Technically brilliant, tense, horrifying and visually breathtaking, there's not a moment in this B-monster movie that doesn't excel well beyond the usual genre trappings.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 22, 2010
It is depressing to watch an expensive, crafty movie that never soars beyond its cold desire to score the big bucks.
September 9, 2010
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2009
Science fiction horror doesn't get any better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 19, 2009
It's a chilling, slow-paced, space horror movie using the same formula as the B-films of the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 9, 2009
Alien proved that material derided as B-movie fodder could be handled with finesse and glossy production values, without diminishing the thrills or polishing over the hard-edged horror.
October 18, 2008
Better than most of today's big budget sci-fi/horror films.
August 7, 2008
It certainly doesn't look like a 24-year-old movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2007
The limited strengths of its staple sci-fi horrors always derived from either the offhand organic/ Freudian resonances of its design or the purely (brilliantly) manipulative editing and pacing of its above-average shock quota.
June 4, 2007
An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.
June 4, 2007
There's nothing terribly complex or original about the movie, but it is distinguished by its clever and innovative use of B-movie staples in a hi-tech setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 4, 2007
An empty-headed horror movie with nothing to recommend it beyond the disco-inspired art direction and some handsome, if gimmicky, cinematography.
March 15, 2007
This scary feature breathed new life into the horror genre, launching a length film franchise and introducing to audiences a major actress, Sigourney Weaver, in a tough role typically allotted to men.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 30, 2006
A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 1, 2006
A wondrous reminder of how imagination can triumph over budget.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 21, 2005
A genuine fright classic.
Read More | Original Score: A
May 9, 2005
These things no longer surprise or tantalize us as they once did. In a very short time, science-fiction films have developed their own jargon that's now become a part of the grammar.
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