At First Light Reviews

February 9, 2019
At First Light isn't a lousy sci-fi picture; its worst offence is taking up time better spent watching movies that leave lasting impressions.
October 5, 2018
The actors are fine, though the drab screenplay does them no favours.
March 19, 2018
Stone's movie is one of the most frustrating kinds to run into while covering a festival comprised of upcoming filmmakers, the calling card project.
March 12, 2018
Try as I might, I just wasn't all that invested in the fate of Alex and Sean or their own private close encounter with the third kind. Which is a shame as the filmmaker shows a keen flair for an interesting visual and aural palette.
March 12, 2018
"First Light" doesn't invent anything new, per se, but somehow, in splicing elements from other movies, it fails to achieve the emotional core of its own formula.
March 12, 2018
Lacking the flash of big-budget blockbusters or the originality of a uniquely imagined world instead leaves First Light trying to make the best of overly familiar sci-fi themes.