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Extraterrestrial Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
August 29, 2014
Few alien invasion films are this charming, this witty, and this free of aliens.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Extraterrestrial comes out of left field with characteristic charm and unexpected plotlines, but it delights nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
August 15, 2012
"Extraterrestrial" becomes a comedy of one-lie-after-another. And, a great deal of it is funny/interesting enough to keep you locked into the story, even as you wait and wait and wait for the aliens TO DO SOMETHING.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Russell
Oregonian
July 26, 2012
Vigalondo makes the most of a handful of locations while bouncing romantic farce off a (largely unseen) world-changing event.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 22, 2012
If Extraterrestrial is to explore what might be called Third Wheel Syndrome, Vigalondo needed to bring greater tension to the romantic triangle than what exists.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 19, 2012
Never quite the feature most will expect it to be, Extraterrestrial is a charming submission of low-fi scripting, using a colossal development in universal happenings to reinforce the quirks and hazards of love.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 13, 2012
On the whole, Extraterrestrial is slight, filled with lots of bark but little bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
July 11, 2012
If you only see one film this month about characters seeking a friend for the end of the world, this is the more charming of the two.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2012
It's easy to settle in for the oddball charms of this tale of love among the ruins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 16, 2012
Even though it's not entirely successful, there is an undeniably oddball charm on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
June 16, 2012
Vigalondo's interest in the invasion extends only so far as it works to isolate his characters and force them into interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 15, 2012
A bone-dry and nearly pitch-perfect combo of romantic comedy, absurdist farce and alien-invasion drama...
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 14, 2012
A tiresome roundelay of lies, lust and leaping paranoia.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 14, 2012
There is originality, certainly. But Vigalondo teased us with the moon and the stars, and delivered only the terrestrial.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
June 14, 2012
Diverting trifle of romantic misunderstandings in Madrid, under the shadow of an apparently benign spaceship occupation, never gathers steam nor finds a consistent tone.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 14, 2012
Quirky, but infinitely more interesting than big-budget Hollywood cousins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 14, 2012
A lightly comic genre piece where not much happens and no one has much amusing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Michael Leaverton
Village Voice
June 12, 2012
Extraterrestrial is a comedy dropped agreeably into an alien invasion-well, maybe not invasion. The spaceship just sits there.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
June 12, 2012
Guided by director Nacho Vigalondo's understated wit, the story never adheres to expectations.
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