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Alien Resurrection Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
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.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
If you need to read a review to decide if you want to see "Alien Resurrection," you absolutely shouldn't be going.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie never develops consistent momentum, despite sporadically notable passages.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This film should be an amazing thrill ride, but it has the emotional impact of a bowling ball at rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
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.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Less frightening, but as much fun as ever.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is not a single shot in the movie to fill one with wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
In mood, tone and imagery, this fourth installment in the esteemed horror series is a fascinating film under director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. But it's virtually impossible to follow.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film is a marvel, a well-photographed feast of visual imagery.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The filmmaker's ghoulishly fecund imagination makes this tale murky that even the screen's toughest woman warrior remains largely stuck in the mud.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
If you consider 'Alien' and 'Aliens' to be the main course, then 'Alien Resurrection' is leftovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mary Brennan
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A lot of fun to watch, and easy to surrender to in the moment.
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Laura Miller
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious.
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Entertainment Weekly
November 26, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B+