Alien: The Director's Cut

Critics Consensus

Director Ridley Scott re-edits his 1979 sci-fi classic to produce an elegantly re-mastered film that is as terrifying and effective as ever.



Total Count: 49


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Movie Info

Revisit this sci-fi classic that made Sigourney Weaver one of the screen's most memorable heroines. This version of Ridley Scott's film features bonus footage and an enhanced soundtrack, which only adds to the suspense. It's the story of a monstrous alien that terrorizes the crew of a spaceship. Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto.


Critic Reviews for Alien: The Director's Cut

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (16)

  • They really don't make them like this any more.

    Feb 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Turns out not to be one of those movies that improves in the memory, but actually is better than you remember, mostly because it puts its multitude of imitators to shame.

    Oct 31, 2003 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Scott knew how to create tension, and the movie still has plenty of white-knuckle impact, although it's a little tamer than I remembered.

    Oct 31, 2003 | Rating: B+
  • What you will find is that the old mayhem is still masterful and that there is nothing like the big screen for this type of mortally wounded space exploration.

    Oct 31, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Whether altered for the sake of incorporating superfluous extra material (cat fight!) or for reasons even less compelling, the editing rhythms here are way off.

    Oct 30, 2003 | Full Review…
  • The movie inspired three sequels and remains undeniably frightening. It also marks a significant step in the evolution of modern science-fiction films.

    Oct 30, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for Alien: The Director's Cut

  • Oct 31, 2003
    Saw it the other night at the cinema. Very creepy, very good.
    Neum D Super Reviewer

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