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Extraterrestrial Reviews

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August 29, 2014
Few alien invasion films are this charming, this witty, and this free of aliens.
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
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-
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
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-
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.
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
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
June 15, 2012
A bone-dry and nearly pitch-perfect combo of romantic comedy, absurdist farce and alien-invasion drama...
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
June 14, 2012
Quirky, but infinitely more interesting than big-budget Hollywood cousins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2012
Extraterrestrial is a comedy dropped agreeably into an alien invasion-well, maybe not invasion. The spaceship just sits there.
June 12, 2012
Guided by director Nacho Vigalondo's understated wit, the story never adheres to expectations.
June 9, 2012
In almost every respect, Extraterrestrial is an exceptional and traditional romantic comedy. It just happens to be set during an alien invasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2012
It is a comedy written for an adult audience that does not pander to an "adult" audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 15, 2012
Alien invasion aficionados would do well to avoid but if you're a fan of the comedy of discomfort with a slacker vibe and a hint of romance, Extraterrestrial certainly has charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 24, 2012
Results are offbeat and amusing, but also a bit thin as the whole essentially amounts to one long shaggy-dog joke.
January 24, 2012
A fun twist on the romantic comedy genre that subverts the usual ideas and just happens to have something large from outer space always floating overhead.
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
July 13, 2012
On the whole, Extraterrestrial is slight, filled with lots of bark but little bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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