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Alien Resurrection (1997)

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Two centuries after Ellen Ripley's death, doctors aboard the space station Auriga clone her using a blood sample taken from Fiorna 161, in hopes of harvesting the queen embryo that was incubating inside of her when she was trapped on the remote penal planet. Finally succeeding after numerous attempts, they remove the alien and repair the clone for further study. Before long, the Ripley clone has gained consciousness, and displays superhuman capabilities that suggest it possesses alien DNA. When Ripley discovers that General Perez (Dan Hedaya) is keeping the queen in a heavily fortified room of the space station, she warns the military man and his scientists that the creature cannot be contained no matter how hard they try. Meanwhile, General Perez has hired a crew of space pirates to deliver the cryogenically frozen bodies of another ship to the Auriga so they can be used to breed more aliens. The leader of the pirates is Johner (Ron Perlman), a gruff mercenary who engages Ripley to no avail. When Call (Winona Ryder), one of Johner's crewmembers, admits that she was sent to assassinate Ripley, General Perez attempts to have the pirates executed. The result is a tense standoff between the pirates and the military men, with the aliens causing havoc after breaking free of their containment cells. Attempting a daring escape, Ripley and the pirates discover the lab where she was cloned before being forced to swim through the mess hall, which has been submerged in water during the aliens' escape. Discovering a carefully guarded secret about Call's past, Ripley attempts to convince her to alter the Auruga's course, which was set to Earth when the ship went into emergency mode. With the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Ripley is captured by the aliens and taken to their nest, where she comes face to face with the mutated results of the scientists' experiments. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
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Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Sigourney Weaver
as Ellen Ripley
Winona Ryder
as Annalee Call
Ron Perlman
as Johner
Dan Hedaya
as Gen. Perez
J.E. Freeman
as Dr. Wren
Brad Dourif
as Gediman
Raymond Cruz
as Distephano
Kim Flowers
as Hillard
Gary Dourdan
as Christie
Leland Orser
as Purvis
Carolyn Campbell
as Anaesthesiologist
Tom Woodruff Jr.
as Lead Alien
Marlene Bush
as Scientist
Rodney Mitchell
as Soldier with Glove
Robert Faltisco
as Soldier Shot Through Helmet
David Rowe
as Frozen Soldier
Garret House
as Soldier
Rod Damer
as Soldier
Mark Mansfield
as Soldier
Daniel Raymont
as Soldier
Chip Nuzzo
as Soldier
Robert Bastens
as Sleeper
Rico Bueno
as Sleeper
Alex Lorre
as Sleeper
Ron Ramessar
as Sleeper
Nicole Sarah Fellows
as Young Ripley
Joan LaBarbara
as Newborn Vocals
Archie Hahn III
as Newborn Vocals
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Critic Reviews for Alien Resurrection

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (17)

It satisfactorily recycles the great surprises that made the first movie so powerful. And most significantly, it makes a big hoot of the whole business.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
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It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
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If you need to read a review to decide if you want to see "Alien Resurrection," you absolutely shouldn't be going.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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A lot of fun to watch, and easy to surrender to in the moment.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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So campy that it almost plays like a sendup of the series. It is to 'Alien' what 'The Bride of Frankenstein' was to other 1930s Frankenstein movies, and it even shares some of the same themes.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

This film should be an amazing thrill ride, but it has the emotional impact of a bowling ball at rest.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Alien Resurrection

Definitely better than the previous installment, this fourth Alien film doesn't add anything new or relevant to the series but neither does it disappoint. It has plenty of action and scares, a mildly interesting plot and a particularly grotesque ending that works just fine.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

I don't know what's going on here. Just stick to the first three.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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two stars

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