Extraterrestrial (2012)



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When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment after a night of partying, he's pleasantly surprised to discover it belongs to a beautiful one-night-stand he can't remember - Julia. What's already an awkward situation is made even more so when they discover a giant flying saucer hovering above the city, which is now deserted. Now Julio must contend with a jealous ex-boyfriend, an eccentric neighbor - and very possibly the end of the world! -- (C) Focus
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Carlos Areces
as Ángel
Raul Cimas
as Carlos
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Critic Reviews for Extraterrestrial

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (10)

It's easy to settle in for the oddball charms of this tale of love among the ruins.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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A bone-dry and nearly pitch-perfect combo of romantic comedy, absurdist farce and alien-invasion drama...

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
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A tiresome roundelay of lies, lust and leaping paranoia.

June 14, 2012
New York Times
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As comedies go, it's as dry as bleached bones in the desert, but you can't blame Vigalondo for taking another shot at cleverness.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Seattle Times
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There is originality, certainly. But Vigalondo teased us with the moon and the stars, and delivered only the terrestrial.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
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Quirky, but infinitely more interesting than big-budget Hollywood cousins.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Extraterrestrial


No tomándotela en serio consigue hacerte pasar un buen rato, es mejor no fijarse en los tremendos fallos de guion.

Jorge Delgado
Jorge Delgado

This one was a lot of fun, with a one night stand happening at the worst possible time, on the verge of an alien invasion. We spend the film with a small number of characters, each of whom becomes paranoid that the people they're with might possibly not be who they say they are. Good stuff, give it a rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

"Extraterrestrial" starts with Julio(Julian Villagran) waking up in an unfamiliar bed, staring at a bra that does not belong to him. That's because it belongs to Julia(Michelle Jenner), as does the bed and apartment where they disagree over what exactly happened the night before. What they can agree on is the present where they find they have no cell phone service, internet or television reception, probably due to the honking big flying saucer downtown whose arrival they missed due to oversleeping, along with the resultant evacuation. But they are not alone as Julia's neighbor Angel(Carlos Areces) has stuck around, too. And then Julio finds out the hard way that Julia has a boyfriend, Carlos(Raul Cimas). I think there is a good deal to admire about the offbeat movie "Extraterrestrial," assuming one is looking in the right direction and ignores the four mile wide spaceship in the room. Granted it is an approach that might drive many viewers to chocolate but then they would miss the movie's neat insights into the nature of relationships, including one character in a moment of clarity and brutal honesty saying one thing so perceptive that I wonder why nobody has expressed it before. At the same time, the movie can be just as subtle in how we got here. In any case, I am left wondering what those visitors to this planet make of us poor deluded earthlings.

Walter M.
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