At First Light (2018)

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High school senior (Alex Stefanie Scott) develops supernatural powers after a paranormal experience with light orbs in her hometown. Afraid, she turns to her friend Sean (Theodore Pelerine) and together they flee, scared for their safety though not aware that the greatest danger of all is Alex. Written and directed by Jason Stone.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The actors, a pronounced sense of setting, and Stone's impressive style results in a film that's more memorable than most cynically tossed off young-adult cash grabs.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Pellerin and Scott are such deeply compelling performers that you are likely to forgive the familiarity of the lovers-on-the-run, first-contact narratives.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Stone's movie is one of the most frustrating kinds to run into while covering a festival comprised of upcoming filmmakers, the calling card project.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"First Light" doesn't invent anything new, per se, but somehow, in splicing elements from other movies, it fails to achieve the emotional core of its own formula.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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Lacking the flash of big-budget blockbusters or the originality of a uniquely imagined world instead leaves First Light trying to make the best of overly familiar sci-fi themes.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Whether you know it or not, kids, you've now got your own generation's Close Encounters of The Third Kind.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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