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Skyline Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Directors Colin and Greg Strause eschew things like a credible script and decent acting to focus on CGI enactments of hapless apartment dwellers being rammed into slimy alien orifices.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 5, 2012
A big screen B-movie with a convoluted plot and limited scope - inundating viewers with melodrama instead of the alien invasion apocalypse occurring outside.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 22, 2012
The filmmakers thought that all it would take to make a movie is some special effects, but this film only goes to show what most people already know: a film shouldn't be designed around something meant to be an afterthought.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Skyline packs some impressive money shots, however with its tracing-paper-thin script there's not enough propping up these whizz-bang set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
May 16, 2011
Skyline might be a midnight B-movie, but it's also hopelessly inept and a grievous waste of time and talent with no ending whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
April 5, 2011
I think Skyline ultimately fails as a movie.
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
This pretty awful movie is from a team of visual effects-making brothers, Colin and Greg Strause, who've been making stuff look awesome for several years now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 24, 2011
...there is, for the most part, simply no shaking the feeling that the really interesting stuff is happening elsewhere...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
March 9, 2011
Skyline has lots of TV actors going through the motions (Faison, Balfour, Brittany Daniel) and one TV actor (Dexter's David Zayas) giving a performance that's so spectacularly amateurish that it renders moot all of the other major problems the movie has.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
March 9, 2011
With its lack of a big-name cast, and the Strause brothers' proven willingness to embrace bleakness, ...Skyline holds out - and then fulfils - its promise of anything goes, from the mesmerising intro to the bitter, bananas end.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 9, 2011
It's got awesome giant spaceships and massive lumbering monsters and epic explosions and gory kills and it's ... a dumb-fun matinee flick for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2011
Visual-effects wizards Greg and Colin Strause directed, showing more affinity for the city's steel and glass than for any of the characters.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
'Skyline' is an outlandishly awful excuse for a movie about aliens from outer space. People not only groaned at the end of this monstrosity, but one guy in the audience was so angry that he actually began to swear,
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Jude Allder
Empire Magazine Australasia
December 7, 2010
Impressive effects can't disguise an uninspired reheat of space invader films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
December 5, 2010
A movie with this many quality special effects shouldn't ever be as genuinely boring as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marc Fennell
Triple J
November 30, 2010
Look up in the sky: its a bird! its a plane! No.... its every single alien invasion movie rolled into one epic fan film. Mind you, it does have a wonderfully messed-up twist ending.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
November 28, 2010
Skyline, if not always successful, refashions the modern alien invasion motif as the hopeless siege that it should be.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 23, 2010
A weak science fiction film that doesn't know how to end so it just stops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 22, 2010
The story's brain-snatching aliens must have attacked the filmmakers before they invaded the rest of Los Angeles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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