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½ September 21, 2017
A slow moving, tension building horror movie that contains one of the most creepiest monsters in film history and one of the best set designs as well but the ending could've and should've been cut a little short.
September 21, 2017
A masterpiece of horror imagery, a revolutionary moment in the history of cinema and a milestone for the sci-fi genre which does not seem to age despite its 40 years of life.
½ September 11, 2017
"Alien" is sci-fi horror adventure that is superbly written, and won't disappoint it's fans who will be watching it for years to come. But unfortunately for a younger audience just discovering "Alien," when just taken at face value as entertainment it is likely for them, with today's multitude of more visually disturbing options, that the film will have lost most of it's frightening bite. Those youngsters willing to appreciate for the masterpiece it is without qualms about dated effects with find an unsettling and engaging piece of cinema.
½ September 10, 2017
A great film that goes beyond the si-fi/horror films made before it. A film that might seem boring if your not paying hard enough attention but if you are I promise you will be transported into a grand thriller that will have you loving every second of it!
September 10, 2017
If I seen the movie in its proper time then it would easily be 4 in a half stars
September 2, 2017
Not only one of the greatest horror movies of all time but also one of the greatest Sci-fi movies of all time. Alien is certainly Ridley Scott's masterpiece and an obvious Sci-fi and horror masterpiece. Probably my favorite film of all time.
September 2, 2017
Ridley Scott First Directorial debut, Alien a lot six character who take how it find something planet it found, so they take long walkstep, they came arcoss lost ship who which wait sort had extinct A Million years, l get to it later. but when person get suck on suit by alien Xenomorph scorpion who never take it off when someone going it into it. but creature dead now there send Chestburster til burst outta his chest. look l even had much credits those took one Sc-fi film, blend with horror genre. now this is had more ton of serious tone level. where it in space no one can hear you scream on Bottom title Credits, only mostly people like this film is main character who survive Ripley play by Sigourney Weaver She take one take off what going on how does they nobody come from idea of the them, and She did, this is had Great Character of the alien Franchise.
August 31, 2017
Alien has set a strong standard for criticism in science fiction and horror movie genres and is without a doubt even by today's standards a masterpiece of classic cinematography.
August 23, 2017
What need to say about it? its a classic, timeless, and with brilliant suspense.
August 21, 2017
While simple in concept, Alien represents a perfection of the slow-burn horror genre. Alien uses the viewers fear of the unknown to create dreadful, atmospheric, and tense horror that won't be forgotten for decades to come.

In addition to a flawlessly executed concept and a spectacular performance from the entire cast (Weaver being a clear standout), Alien nonchalantly boasts one of the most realistic and believable sets ever committed to film. The Nostromo looks, and feels, like a real working spaceship, right down to the 1970's CRT screens and buttons for an unlimited number of imaginary functions.

Because of the use of practical effects, dense atmosphere, spectacular sets, acting performances, and superb dialogue, Alien simply refuses to age. This is a must-see film for anyone who is not only a fan of science-fiction or horror, but anyone who is a fan of quality film.
½ August 16, 2017
With superb direction and a sparing use of HR Giger's legendary creature design, Scott has created an incredibly suspenseful atmosphere that has you on the edge of your seat for the full 2 hour running time. The fantastic cast, set design and lighting contribute greatly to the feel of the movie, all of which comes together to really pack a powerful punch and leaves you with one of the best sci-fi/horror mashups of all time. And maybe a few nightmares, too.
August 16, 2017
If you have not seen this film then shame on you. A movie that stands
the test of time. A true sci-fi horror film that for some reason no
film can compete with. I just don't understand how this film was made
in 1979. Everything about it is perfect. It looks amazing, sounds
amazing and feels amazing. The alien creature is by far the most iconic
ever put to film. Sigorney Weaver shows the audience that a female can
handle a lead role in any action type movie. I am struggling to put
into words how good this film is. The story will hook you instantly.
The lead characters are acted so well and the aliens look so real that
it blows my mind every time I watch it. A perfect film from start to
finish!
August 15, 2017
A well done and tense horror/thriller in space, though it's lost the scariness it had upon first release due to some of the dated effects, and has no character development at all (just thought I'd point that out, because it's really pissing me off that people continuously complain about the lack of character development in the new Alien Covenant)
August 10, 2017
Amazing plot and actors I really loved the design of the aliens and spaceship and is wanna of my favorite suspense thriller movie I've ever watched
August 9, 2017
even if you dont like sci fi, you will be thrilled seeing this. There is nothing like alien and aliens(sequel).
½ August 8, 2017
Masterfully builds suspense with a swift blend of horror/ Sci-Fi. Ridley Scott's ambitious Sci-Fi is a modern classic masterpiece.
August 8, 2017
Can't say much more 'One of the best movies ever made'
August 8, 2017
An elegant science-fiction horror, Alien is ingeniously designed, brilliantly plotted and superbly paced. The visual scares are heightened in no small way by a chilling score. What could just have been a great monster movie has an extra layer added by some great, ambiguous characters that keep us guessing what are the motivations and concerns of each of the crew. This is heightened by a strong cast who have a great, rapport and the friction between these very real seeming people as they trying to deal with an unearthly situation provides much of the film's magic. There are couple of nit-picking distractions in places, but for intense, memorable experiences, Alien is pretty much perfection.
August 1, 2017
I personally love alien simply due to its excellent character and threat development. Straight off the film masterfully presents a set of realistic and relatable characters all well fleshed out in their own right all in the space of an hour! At this point it doesn't take long for Ellen Ripley to solidify herself as the audience character. You can just feel as though Ridley Scott has thought every little bit of dialogue and every millisecond of every shot through thoroughly. This is a masterpiece of masterpieces that everyone should have the pleasure to appreciate
August 1, 2017
Ridley Scott direction and Sigourney Weaver's performance make "Alien" one of the most shocking movies ever, it's frightening, scary and keep you at the edge of the seat. A cult movie.
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