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Alien Reviews

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November 4, 2003
Though some of Scott's editing decisions in this new version are questionable -- one even violates continuity -- he has left the film's most suspenseful and chilling moments intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2003
A beautiful, quiet, and amazingly poetic film visually that lets its shots linger and build a mood of genuine isolation and dread.
November 3, 2003
One of the finest examples of the scary sci-fi genre, with its sequel, Aliens, being the absolute best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2003
What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 2, 2003
...a memorable (yet demonstrably erratic) landmark of the cinematic sci-fi field...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2003
It scares us despite our knowing what is coming.
November 1, 2003
A haunted-house movie set in space, Alien also has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir -- the other genre to feature a slithery, sexualized monster as its classic villain.
November 1, 2003
It's a scream from another era that still echoes around us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2003
It's all good, and just getting to see this freakin' frightening and visually stimulating flick on a big screen (especially for those who've never seen it in a theater) makes this well worth a trip to your homeworld multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2003
The scariest movie in history is actually a bit shy.
November 1, 2003
Widely imitated but never surpassed.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 1, 2003
The greatest science fiction horror film ever made.
November 1, 2003
The first half of the film is lyrical and dreamy but when it turns into a nightmare it's cold, dark and eerie.
October 29, 2003
Intriguing, sometimes scary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 29, 2003
What makes Alien truly terrifying is Scott's vision of a future where the line between man and machine is disappearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 28, 2003
A crucial film, a unique meld of genuine science-fiction and hardcore horror.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 28, 2003
(The Director's Cut re-release) doesn't hold up as well as I'd anticipated, (but) the chest-bursting scene is still a seat-gripper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2003
A welcome re-release for Scott's classic sci-fi horror, with a couple of directorial tweaks for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 24, 2003
Perfection pure and simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 3, 2003
It still has the power to scare the life out of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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