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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG (for action violence, some suggestive humor and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
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Box Office:
$24,967,943.00
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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
Malese Jow
as Julie
Megan Parker
as Brooke
Maggie Vandenberghe
as Annie Filkins
Josh Peck
as Sparks
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Critic Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (14)

Fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Jenkins is a bit too McDreamy to play the geeky underdog, and adult viewers will be nostalgic for the chubby, bucktoothed and truly dorky cast of The Goonies.

Full Review… | August 5, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Basically a tweener cable movie on steroids, with a bigger budget and a larger cast of B-list character actors.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

It appears designed for families who never leave the mall.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A forgettable bit of fluff that will zip out of your orbit as soon as the credits roll.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It's doubtful that many people will be asking for their money back after seeing this movie. But they won't be remembering too much about it 24 hours later, either.

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Aliens in the Attic

On a family vacation the kids discover there are aliens who want to take over the world.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

A simple, easy to watch film with some good comedy moments that will enthral children, but nothing for the adult viewer.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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 White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

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