The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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always a scary movie every time you see it. even when you know what's coming (after multiple viewings), it still manages to make you jump. Not only that, when you're not jumping, it gives you time to think, and that's just as terrifying. the alien creature itself is ingeniously frightening, more because of what isn't shown than what is....
Hands down my favorite Sci-Fi of all time. "Alien" literally puts you in the shoes of the Nostromo crew and brings you on their journey through hell. By the end of the movie you're left thinking about life outside of Earth, and just how terrifying it could be.
April 9, 2018
Alien(1979) is still the greatest horror movie ever made
This movie is a cinematic masterpiece. The strategic filmmaking process Scott uses in this film keeps the audience on the edge of their seats and biting their nails in suspense. Horror movies of today may take note of the genius way that Scott keeps the fear of the movie constant without need for cheap jump-scare tactics or throwaway moments. Alien is completely suspenseful and frightening throughout the entire runtime and will have you obsessed with its lore and in-universe details by the end of the film