Area 51

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Obsessed with UFOs, a man (Reid Warner) and two friends find evidence of an alien presence at Area 51 in Nevada.

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Critic Reviews for Area 51

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  • The relatively tense final half-hour is clearly the reason that very smart producer Jason Blum thought this would be a solid follow-up to "Paranormal Activity." It's that first hour that is the reason it took six years to (barely) get released.

    May 15, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Peli doesn't do much other than show new ways of incorporating found footage- techniques which aren't necessarily fresh or innovative but, above all else, just fun to look at.

    May 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Frankly maybe they should have kept the tapes a secret for the rest of eternity. The idea of Area 51 seems to be what's truly frightening about it, not what's actually going on inside.

    April 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • You can literally skip the first 45 minutes of Area 51 and not miss a thing.

    September 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • ...improves considerably once the protagonists make their way into the (poorly fortified) compound...

    May 30, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Area 51 is everything that's wrong with not only found footage films, but also weak-minded sci-fi thrillers that think crazed talking heads and fuzzy shadows are scary enough.

    May 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 19, 2016
    It is very regular since it has flaws very strong script but the idea of ??Area 51 is well achieved by good performances in this production there
    Fernando M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2015
    the pacing is all over the shop, the setup tests your patience to the maximum. intriguing and well cast but ultimately a huge disappointment
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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