The Fourth Kind

2009

The Fourth Kind

Critics Consensus

While it boasts a handful of shocks, The Fourth Kind is hokey and clumsy and makes its close encounters seem eerily mundane.

18%

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41%

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Set in the fall of 2000 and purportedly based on actual events, The Fourth Kind stars Milla Jovovich as Dr. Abigail Tyler, a Nome, Alaska-based psychotherapist whose videotaped sessions with her patients offer the most compelling evidence of alien abduction ever documented. Elias Koteas and Will Patton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Milla Jovovich
as Dr. Abigail Tyler
Elias Koteas
as Abel Campos
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
as Awolowa Odusami
Will Patton
as Sheriff August
Corey Johnson
as Tommy Fisher

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Critic Reviews for The Fourth Kind

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (93)

  • When the director divides the screen into quadrants for his big finish, the effect is just laughable -- but then by that point, the movie is too.

    July 4, 2010 | Rating: 3.9/10 | Full Review…

    Ian Buckwalter

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • Unfortunately, none of the subsequent noise is all that scary, and the striving for Paranormal Activity's buzz is shameless.

    November 11, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] dull, clumsy little movie.

    November 9, 2009
  • No, no, no, no.

    November 9, 2009
  • Badly acted by everyone (including the director, Olatunde Osunsanmi, who appears onscreen), this insipid jumble's idea of fright is incessant screaming.

    November 6, 2009 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately, the film's narrative segments are far too glossy and over-stylized, larded with ponderous scoring, obvious melodrama and split-screen visuals that offset the "reenactments" with the "real."

    November 6, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fourth Kind

  • Jun 07, 2014
    Though it manages to evoke an eerie tension during its first act, The Fourth Kind ultimately devolves into a disappointing crescendo of missed opportunities and goofy non-scares.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2014
    Spontaneously middles between "actual footage" & actors reconstructions but squarely gains pace as ends tether & meet to form a malevolent ambience that's sure to keep even the most veteran horror fanatics from easy sleep, all with a flicker of the enigmatic acting we saw from Jovovich in Joan of Ark.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2014
    wow.. just wow... :) loved it.
    Shawn M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2013
    The actors do passably in this and the direction's not terrible, but the concept and the writing will make you puke, puke like that episode of The Family Guy where everyone pukes. In essence, the devil/exorcist movie franchise adopted towards aliens. Next.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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