Arrival Reviews

November 15, 2016
The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency.
November 14, 2016
The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.
November 11, 2016
Learning Heptapodese seems easy compared to the tough talks Americans need to have with each other.
November 11, 2016
Those expecting a whiz-bang film should be prepared for a more cerebral and emotional experience, admirable for its ambition and tone, if not wholly satisfying in its payoff.
November 11, 2016
Arrival plays with your head as gently as any sci-fi thriller I can remember.
November 11, 2016
Watching it, I was excited that such a strange piece of science fiction got made-and disappointed ...
May 24, 2019
Arrival is the smart science fiction movie that leaves you stunned and wondering if the sleight of hand lives up to the punchline.
May 20, 2019
An intelligent and thought-provoking science fiction drama boasting a smart screenplay, beautiful visuals, a strong musical soundtrack and uniformly tremendous performances.
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.