Reviews

Nov 5, 2021
One of the most beautiful, emotional and original science-fiction films of the last decade.
Aug 18, 2021
The best film of 2016. A motion picture that turns out to be far more focused on humanity than on otherworldly visitors, it's a transcendent viewing experience that gets under the skin and into the heart.
Jul 28, 2021
Arrival just might be the overall best movie of the decade with the way it cleverly examines what we believe while simultaneously delivering a tense, gripping sci-fi story.
Jul 2, 2021
Hypnotic and strange and beautiful - have I said beautiful fifteen times yet? Because it deserves that word no fewer than that many.
Apr 23, 2021
An astonishingly beautiful film, both visually and emotionally.
Apr 13, 2021
One of the finest, if not the finest, science fiction movie of the 21st Century.
Apr 6, 2021
True to its theme, Arrival itself seems like a premonition of a more tangible event.
Feb 13, 2021
A slow-burn thriller that is profound and beautiful. To say any more would spoil it,
Jan 4, 2021
We'll always have power structures that are reflexively defensive, but Arrival reminds us many in prominent positions are committed to peace.
Dec 4, 2020
If there was such a precedent, this film might be considered an alien encounter procedural.
Oct 28, 2020
Arrival expertly uses conventions of the genre to explore free-will, experiences and memory, in a film that is as personal as it is relatable.
Sep 2, 2020
A film as comfortable with universe-twisting ideologies as it is with the intimate, perhaps universal, experiences of communication, grief, discovery and trust.
Aug 13, 2020
Arrival is a feeble science fiction parable from Denis Villeneuve.
Jul 17, 2020
Arrival showcases the best performance you'll see by Amy Adams.
Jun 28, 2020
It's not easy to encounter a film that makes you meditate on its content days after watching it. And that's what Arrival does. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 26, 2020
Villeneuve's subtlety captures the close encounter of the third kind with dazzling imagery to reveal the contradictions of human existence. It is an amazing experience. [Full review in Spanish]
May 7, 2020
It's a very immersive movie.
May 7, 2020
It was a cool movie.
Apr 28, 2020
What I cherish so much about Arrival is that it places the highest value on science and smarts over braun and firepower.
Mar 11, 2020
[The] movie-one of the best and brainiest sf films in recent memory-depicts the linguistic and scientific challenge of human scholars to understand and be understood by creatures from another world.