Attraction (Prityazhenie) Reviews

September 1, 2019
It's so four-quadrant in its attempts to be both gritty and funny, romantic and action-packed, that it never gets to develop significantly in any particular direction.
January 30, 2018
Though the special-effects spectacles are fine, and a few scenes even have a sense of wonder and magic, there's nothing distinctive about the movie.
January 19, 2018
... bar a few set-piece action scenes, this is mostly illogical, second-rate muck.
January 19, 2018
It has a spectacular opening sequence, and features a few minor tweaks to alien-invasion tropes. But the teen romance at its center reduces this to a very inconsequential first contact.
January 19, 2018
Simplistic, unsubtle but never dull.
January 18, 2018
A slightly tired invasion.
January 17, 2018
While the movie sometimes strains at the limits of its own internal credibility (especially as characters switch loyalties and romantic affinities with unconvincing speed), this remains a landmark entry in the modern Russian sci-fi film canon.
January 17, 2018
Whenever the mothership starts whirring, or its mutant metallic spawn work their warlike mischief, it's quite a lot of fun.
October 11, 2017
What could have been an interesting science fiction film with political and social criticism ends up becoming a kind of Twlight-like film, which involves one of the most forced romances I've seen on the big screen. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 27, 2017
A clumsy and ridiculous love story in which Yulia (Irina Starshenbaum) -the daughter of Colonel Lebedev- and Hijken -one of the humanoid aliens- fall in love in an implausible process. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
As serious sci-fi, Attraction barely leaves the launchpad. But as superior bubblegum spectacle, it easily blasts into orbit.