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November 30, 2016
Sci-Fi and horror converging into a masterpiece!
November 24, 2016
This movie is the best in science fiction. Ridley Scott in 1979 created a film with imagined technologies far beyond its time.
November 24, 2016
Slow start, but then it really picks up and gets really good
November 20, 2016
Nice but I actually thought the second was better!
½ November 17, 2016
A perfect balance between horror and science fiction that only Ridley Scott can deliver. And it shows.
November 16, 2016
I first saw this movie in 1979 and many times since. Not a huge sci-fi fan, I love this movie and its following sequel, Aliens. So well done!!!!
November 14, 2016
Not one of my all time favorites, but it's a pretty good movie.
½ November 6, 2016
Ridley Scott delivers a movie that combines horror and sci-fi in such a way making it into a terrific classic film. The movie centers around a group of people answering a distress signal from a planet only to have an alien make it onto the ship and they have to kill it before it kills them. As soon as the Alien makes it on their ship, the film provides a tense ride as the crew is offed one by one. The acting was fine on all parts and the cgi was pretty good for the time. This might get boring for some people but fans of sci-fi and horror will most likely enjoy the film. Director Ridley Scott did a great job setting up a plausible environment. It is pretty realistic and it didn't take the path that most horror movies nowadays take. The lighting and camera effects make the alien look like one of the most terrifying cgi monsters of the decade. This movie took the original alien movie formula that most movies of the 50's and 60's took and spiced it up adding new elements. It takes a simple plot and it turns it into a masterpiece. If you are a fan of sci-fi and horror then this movie is for you. It's one of the best horror films ever made.
½ November 6, 2016
From its great visual effects, to Sigourney Weaver's fierce, tough-girl performance, to the creepy-as-hell, titular alien, "Alien" is a wonderful horror film. It applies many of the successful elements from "Jaws", though it doesn't quite achieve the level of great character development that "Jaws" had. Despite this, the constant sense of mystery, suspense, and terror in "Alien" will have you looking over your shoulder for days.
November 4, 2016
One of the greatest horror movies ever made.
½ November 2, 2016
A very clever, and entertaining movie. Great effects, and this movie has a great leading actor. There is some questionable things in this movie, but It's over all good.
½ October 31, 2016
Great direction from sophomore director Ridley Scott, amazing visuals, and one of the best and most horrifying creatures on film. Alien is one of the best Sci-Fi/Horror movies ever.
½ October 28, 2016
This movie was pretty good
½ October 27, 2016
Alien might seem a simple story about a beast killing people, but you really need to watch it again to be able to get the whole thing. With an great dark and artistic extraterrestrial atmosphere Alien put us on a story in the open space inside a huge spaceship ans being chased by a creature where the atmosphere keep you thinking that in any moment it will appear and kill someone. Great masterpiece from Riddley Scott which has had an inmense cult following over the years.
October 27, 2016
Solid gold. Claustrophobic, tense and iconic. My favourite is still Aliens, but this is top notch stuff.
October 25, 2016
This movie is perfect in every way.
October 22, 2016
Claustrophobic in out in space, things are not what they seem - brilliant suspense, fast moving, stunning sets even more shocking that they were built on a low budget.
Brilliantly holds its suspense.
This shocked the world two years after Star Wars reinvigorated interest in all things outer space.
Beware of what you find out there.

This is the perfect suspense/horror/outer space flick that will intrigue and terrify, and it still holds up after almost 40 yrs.

5 out of 5 unheard screams
October 22, 2016
An awesome scary sci-fi movie.
October 18, 2016
One of the BEST movie OF ALL FREAKING TIME. The claustrophobic feeling of this MASTERPIECE cannot and will not ever be recreated like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 16, 2016
Overrated and boring
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