Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Reviews

November 15, 2016
To get to the bottom line with minimum delay, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a terrific movie, with every possibility of equaling the box office popularity of Star Wars.
May 24, 2016
Spielberg's greatest work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2014
[Spielberg's] new movie is richer and more ambitious than Jaws, and it reaches the viewer at a far more profound level than Star Wars.
August 4, 2013
It must weather some bummy mid-passage exposition, but the movie survive its flaws triumphantly, evolving into a uniquely transporting filmgoing spectacle.
September 8, 2007
One of the great moviegoing experiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2007
This is dopey Hollywood mysticism all right, but thanks to considerable craft and showmanship, it packs an undeniable punch.
June 5, 2007
A daring film concept which in its special and technical effects has been superbly realized.
February 9, 2006
The first film in years to give its audiences a tingle of shocked emotion that is not entirely based either on fear or on suspense.
May 20, 2003
The best -- the most elaborate -- 1950's science fiction movie ever made, a work that borrows its narrative shape and its concerns from those earlier films, but enhances them with what looks like the latest developments in movie and space technology.
July 11, 2002
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is unquestionably a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4