Area 51

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Three curious teenagers head to the mythic "Area 51" section of Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert.


Jelena Nik
as Jelena
Frank Novak
as Frank Novak
Roy Abramsohn
as Jim Nelson
Concepcion West
as Little A 'Le'Inn Waitress
James Decker
as Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan
as Lazar's Insider Security
Jenna Thornsberry
as Area 51 Employee's Wife
Jennefer Ludwigsen
as Jennefer Ludwigsen
Amelia Thornsberry
as Employee Daughter
Suze Lanier-Bramlett
as Jennefer's Mom
Saxton Cole Hurley
as Son of Jennefer
Jolene Andersen
as Reid's Sister
Jamel King
as Darrin's Brother
Robin Tweed
as Ben's Mother
Christopher Frederick
as UFO Interview 1
Russ Taylor
as UFO Interview 2
Jonathan Hausfater
as Party Guest Interview 1
David Saucedo
as UFO Interview 3
Matthew Hausfater
as Party Guest Interview 2
Norio Hayakawa
as Norio Hayakawa
Kara Lindquist
as Party Guest Interview 3
Matthew Rowland
as Reid's Boss
Kenny Richards
as Guard Stuntman
Victor Dante
as Creepy Local
Stephen Bassett
as Political Activist
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Critic Reviews for Area 51

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6)

  • 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.

    Apr 30, 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.

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

    Sep 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…

Audience Reviews for Area 51

  • 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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