Arrival Reviews

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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.
Top Critic
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 ...
November 11, 2016
Denis Villeneuve's latest is an artier - certainly moodier and less entertaining - version of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs.
November 11, 2016
It's difficult to get worked into a state of awe with this film because so much of it is so sodden.
November 11, 2016
Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication, directed with searching mind and heart by Denis Villeneuve.
November 11, 2016
A twisty, cerebral drama that just happens to involve aliens, Denis Villeneuve's film is a truly beguiling take on both the sci-fi canon and what, exactly, a grown-up Hollywood film is supposed to be.
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