Reviews

Nov 11, 2021
It's a magically wonderful movie. Children and adults will love Steven Spielberg's film about a person from outer space, stranded on earth. It's humorous and marvelous all the way.
Nov 10, 2021
After doing not much more in Raiders [of the Lost Ark] than flexing his muscles, Spielberg has come through again -- he's the Fellini of our electronic games culture.
Nov 9, 2021
Don't be intimidated by those long lines. E.T. is worth standing in line for. Steven Spielberg's story is the essence of fairy-tale simplicity.
Mar 29, 2021
E.T. is such a strange looking puppet, but his sweetness and wonder make him so lovable.
Dec 29, 2020
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is one of the greatest films ever made.
Nov 9, 2020
A parable and a fairy tale that speaks to the child in us all, and wishes that we could all be more like Elliot, and less like the grown-ups.
Sep 6, 2020
A family-friendly, heartwarming science-fiction adventure, full of iconic sequences.
Feb 27, 2020
Like the spirits in Poltergeist, suspended between one state of consciousness and another, Spielberg hovers somewhere between childhood and adulthood, unable and unwilling to go over the other side. But then, where would the movie industry be if he did?
Aug 27, 2019
E.T. is a unique movie capable of captivating different audiences. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 27, 2019
Spielberg's visual inventiveness in much of E.T. is of sufficiently high quality to make one regret those passages where he falls below his best.
May 16, 2019
Some of the performances are part of the reason why it works so well... I can't think of a child actor that that pulls off such emotional depth.
Nov 12, 2018
This is a real movie, with all those elements that have proved sure-fire through history; Laughter, tears, involvement, thrills, wonderment. Steven Spielberg also adds a message: Human beings and spacelings should learn to co-exist.
Nov 9, 2018
Director Steven Spielberg knew we'd all fall in love with E.T. for one very good reason: he embodies what we hope all aliens will be like when they finally visit our planet.
Oct 31, 2018
No matter how much time passes, E.T. will always be right here.
May 29, 2018
Spielberg has crafted with warmth and humor a simple fantasy that works so superbly on so many levels that it will surely attract masses of moviegoers from all demographics.
Apr 26, 2018
Steven Spielberg's E. T., The Extra-Terrestrial is the best cinematic fairy tale since The Wizard of Oz.
Mar 20, 2018
E.T. ...comes to a beleaguered industry like a gift from the gods. Not only does it get bums on seats but it encourages the kind of shared enjoyment that suggests the cinema still has something unique to offer.
Feb 9, 2018
The marvel of this extraordinary movie is that it captures for even the most jaded grownup that pleasurable state of innocence and awe that only children are fortunate enough to experience.
Jan 30, 2018
Spielberg works well with children, but never before has he directed them with such reticence or such appreciation of their humor, intelligence and decency.
Jan 4, 2018
It lifts you into its make-believe in the wonderfully enriching way that only movies can do. I wouldn't be surprised if 'E.T.' eventually turned into the kind of durable classic that can be revived indefinitely for future generations.