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The Fourth Kind Reviews

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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
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
January 5, 2011
[The] ostensible archival footage proves so clunky and transparently phony that the entire gimmick collapses.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
July 6, 2010
The eerie-jumpy bits simply don't pan out satisfyingly or convincingly.
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
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+
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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
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
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
November 19, 2009
Where is Fox Mulder when you need him?
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
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
November 12, 2009
... a sophisticated hoax ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
November 11, 2009
Has out-Blair Witch'd The Blair Witch Project.
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