Skyline

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A middling sci-fi entry, Skyline offers proof that solid special effects alone cannot overcome a flat storyline filled with uninspired dialogue.

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Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and Elaine (Scottie Thompson) take a trip to Southern California to visit his friend, Terry (Donald Faison), for a fun getaway, but it turns into a weekend of terror. During the night a cluster of strange, mesmerizing lights signals the arrival of an alien invasion. As thousands of terrified people are pulled into the maws of giant alien ships, Jarrod and his companions must use every skill they have to survive global genocide.

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All Critics (83) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (70)

  • Visual-effects wizards Greg and Colin Strause directed, showing more affinity for the city's steel and glass than for any of the characters.

    January 4, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Wait for the DVD and you won't miss a thing.

    November 17, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • How this managed not to go direct-to-DVD (and actually get a wide distribution rather than just a handful-of-theaters dump) is one of 2010's great cinematic mysteries.

    November 16, 2010 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • These aren't moviemakers who live even in other movies, let alone the world. They live in hard drives.

    November 15, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Imagine it's 1953 and you're watching a movie called 'Brain Suckers from Planet X', and you might even have a good time.

    November 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a kind of magic that happens when a movie inspires complete strangers to ridicule it to each other on the way out of the theatre.

    November 12, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 08, 2018
    The ending could maybe have been engaging if it made sense, but even putting the best possible spin on Skyline, it still repeatedly commits the cardinal sin of the entertainment industry: Being boring.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2012
    Not as bad as critics were making out, Ok they did use every alien invasion film and put it into one, The action (What we had) was ok, The effects looked good 90% of the time, The acting really was a killer not by the men but the women they couldn't act at all, Even after a very weird ending it's not bad at all, Having said that it should of ended 5 minutes earlier, But for what was on offer for the size of the budget it's worth a look and it will end up being allot of peoples guilty pleasure.
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  • Jul 22, 2012
    This had such potential to be awesome. The highlight were the fx and the interesting plot, I was intrigued from start through the non-traditional Hollywood ending. The cast full of has-been's and tv folk I can usually live with, except that this hodgepodge crew had zero chemistry... honestly, I really didn't care if they all died or not... and damn, the dialog was just nonsensical, it would have been better on mute.
    wicked A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2012
    this isnt the worst movie ive seen, trust me, ive seen alot worst, but its definatly a sci-fi cheese and baloni sandwich, with way to much cheese and a huge overdose of baloni! how to sum this movie up is that its simply a feeling of a collage direct to video type of movie, cheap, unoriginal and just plain silly. ill admit the visual effects are pretty cool and their was an awesome death scene, but the movie has way too much issues of its own, especially the visual effects. the plot has a hole in it and it must be explained, like whats with the characters and why are these aliens here? the kind of questions this movie makes me think is why is this movie so incomplete? also the characters are unexplained nor interesting, same thing with the aliens, which happened to be the green brain alien from billy and mandy that came back with an army and changed their apperance as robots. and whats worst is thw ending, which happens to be the worst ending in a movie in years, its so idiotic, unexplained, unexcusable, unacceptable, and incomplete, like this entire movie! so if you want to save your brain, i suggest avoiding this sci-fi crap. D-
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