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Arrival Reviews

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May 19, 2019
An intelligent and thought-provoking science fiction drama boasting a smart screenplay, beautiful visuals, a strong musical soundtrack and uniformly tremendous performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 19, 2019
I like it when movies challenge us - we don't quite have enough of that these days.
April 16, 2019
In its combination of big themes, globe-spanning sci-fi and intimate character moments, Arrival feels like it's what Interstellar wanted to be.
April 8, 2019
Arrival is one of those films I'll always remember fondly, it was still professionally made and really well told, acted and shot. A perfect sci-fi film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2019
I like that it really goes for it and has bold ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 30, 2019
Villeneuve shoots for the stars and falls short, but ARRIVAL's slow-burning intensity and Adams' leading performance are enough to invade our thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 18, 2019
Depending on which yardstick you want to use, Arrival qualifies as Villeneuve's biggest success to date.
February 14, 2019
[Arrival] is a thoughtful and sophisticated take on first contact, a beautifully-made film with dynamite performances that manages to explore some of the more complex questions that might be raised by our species' first close encounter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 23, 2019
An enlightening tale about the human mind, communication and perception, Arrival is thoughtful and thought-provoking.
January 22, 2019
"Arrival" is challenging yet comforting science fiction and frankly it's about time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 9, 2019
It has some amazing moments, but ultimately, it just can't reach greatness because of some choice decisions.
January 2, 2019
In a refreshing gender role-reversal, Louise's male science partner plays the support character who deepens the main storyline of a woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.67/5
January 2, 2019
A startlingly original film. This alien meets professor film is more layered character drama than thriller. Look out for the use of sound and color to express Amy Adams' character's growth and change.
Full Review | Original Score: 9
December 29, 2018
Ciencia ficción de autor.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/ 10
December 12, 2018
Arrival is...filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's most hopeful film, one which strikes a balance between the dreadful tension of the unknown and the experience of redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 12, 2018
A film about the importance of the language. The communication. And how the human beings react in front of the unknown. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2018
It's a big concept, grippingly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2018
Adams is the centerpiece in a film full of wonder and discovery. It's not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 12, 2018
...refreshing and thought-provoking.
November 7, 2018
Arrival exists in a league of its own - a masterpiece of the genre that will endure for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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