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The Fourth Kind Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
Something weird is going on in Nome, Alaska. Unsolved murders. suicidal freak-outs. a bunch of people having eerie, similar nightmares. and a spooky white owl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
It's an interesting meta-textual experiment, but that doesn't in itself make for an interesting movie, or a suspenseful one. There are things to like about it, but the whole doesn't really seem equal to the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 5, 2011
[The] ostensible archival footage proves so clunky and transparently phony that the entire gimmick collapses.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
If there were a low point of viral movie marketing last decade, consider "The Fourth Kind" the Marianas Trench. The title refers to four levels of alien interaction, and the pedestrian plotting on display proved Steven Spielberg stopped at the right one.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Patty Jones
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
The eerie-jumpy bits simply don't pan out satisfyingly or convincingly.
Top Critic
July 4, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.9/10
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
"Attempting shock value and extraterrestrial disturbance to generate a cult smash, Kind will likely tire audiences before it ever has a chance to swindle them."
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Holcomb
March 16, 2010
The arrogance and ignorance on display is truly amazing. Arrogance of its superiority over the audience's intellect and ignorance of filmmaking craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
March 12, 2010
It's my policy to sit through every film that opens theatrically in Atlanta. If I was going to violate that policy, it would be for this film. I hope I make my point. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jason Zingale
January 20, 2010
The Fourth Kind is more likely to elicit laughter than the suspense it promised in the opening monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
November 21, 2009
Frankly, this movie is quite scary when it's viewed with the idea that this is the film version of creepy disappearances that are really happening in Nome, Alaska. When it's not that, it's almost laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
November 19, 2009
Where is Fox Mulder when you need him?
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 18, 2009
The "The Fourth Kind" poses as another successful documentary on the hot trail of "Paranormal Activity". Too bad this film is missing many ingredients to make it a blockbuster success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 13, 2009
He apparently thinks white owls are a lot scarier than they are. (I mean, I guess because their heads swivel around, you can't sneak up on them from behind. But when would you need to sneak up on an owl?)
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 13, 2009
Purporting to be a true story of alien abduction, in reality it's a clumsy attempt to update the hoax technique Orson Welles perfected seven decades ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 12, 2009
... a sophisticated hoax ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2009
The first line in The Fourth Kind has Milla Jovovich calling herself an 'actress,' so we know right away the film is lying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
November 12, 2009
The Fourth Kind delivers a handful of decent shocks but it's ultimately let down by a weak plot, some patchy performances and the fact that the fictionalised reconstruction element doesn't really work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
November 11, 2009
Has out-Blair Witch'd The Blair Witch Project.
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