Aliens in the Attic

2009

Aliens in the Attic

Critics Consensus

Inoffensive and kid-friendly this mundane family comedy is light on imagination.

32%

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Total Count: 73

43%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 461,084
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Movie Info

Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions. At the same time, the youngsters work hard to keep their parents in the dark about the battle upstairs. It all starts as a meteor shower rockets across the dark galaxy. Four glowing pods sparkle and crackle while hiding behind the meteor show. A mysterious force makes the meteor shower turn a hard right towards a bright blue ball in the distance - planet Earth.

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Cast

Carter Jenkins
as Tom Pearson
Austin Butler
as Jake Pearson
Ashley Tisdale
as Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher
as Hannah Pearson
Henry Young
as Art Pearson
Regan Young
as Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts
as Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman (X)
as Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon
as Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman
as Nina Pearson
Andy Richter
as Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows
as Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Maggie Vandenberghe
as Annie Filkins
Josh Peck
as Sparks
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Critic Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (19)

  • You get the feeling that the Aliens in the Attic video game probably has more to offer.

    Sep 3, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The aliens look like cast-offs from a bad Spielberg film and the whole family are boring examples of Hollywood's ordinary Americans.

    Aug 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
  • Fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Gremlins meets Goonies meets something stultifyingly inept in a sci-fi adventure for the very young.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • You could take the kids to see it this summer holiday and avoid an hour or so of rain - or rent the DVD later on. Inoffensive.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Daft battles aside, the film soon takes a predictable turn towards family togetherness and bonding, which is cringing but morally commendable all the same. Ultimately this is a bearable if forgettable film.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

  • Nov 29, 2012
    A simple, easy to watch film with some good comedy moments that will enthral children, but nothing for the adult viewer.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2011
    Art Pearson: This isn't Xbox, Lee. It's real! - Like Wii!  "They came from upstairs."  Just a piss poor attempt at a family sci-fi film. Aliens in the Attic is beyond childish, it is to the point where kids will be making fun of how stupid it is. The whole movie is a bunch of talentless child to teenage actors running around fighting small, poorly imagined aliens, while the parents(who are to stupid to notice the aliens) go about their normal lives.  A family goes away for a summer vacation. While there, the kids discover that some midget aliens are arriving and looking for something buried under the house. The kids must stop them all by themselves because the aliens have technology that only works on adults. The film doesn't sound as bad as it is. In actuality, it is a pretty boring and lifeless movie when it comes to these types of stories. Then there's all the horrible, cliche one liners and obvious plot choices that just make the movie repetitive and uninspired. Bad effects and bad acting just add to the misery of sitting through this godawful attempt at family fun. If you are looking for a film to watch with the entire family, look elsewhere because this will be pure torture for anyone over the age of 8.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    it really wasnt that bad
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2010
    I'm sure if I were younger I probably would have enjoyed this a lot more. It was just okay for me.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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