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Skyline Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Kevin A. Ranson
November 16, 2010
Skyline is pure eye candy, but it's mighty tasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
James McMahon
SFX Magazine
November 16, 2010
While flawed, few will go see Skyline and not have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Biodrowski
November 15, 2010
...a special effects-filled mash-up of alien invasion films, one that again poses the age-old genre question that has been on the minds of characters since "Night of the Living Dead": "Should I stay, or should I go?"
Mike McCahill
November 15, 2010
There are a couple of genuine surprises, and few pretensions about delivering an efficient, popcorn-worthy entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
November 12, 2010
Taken in the spirit in which it's hopefully intended -- a brainless thrill ride -- Skyline is a slick genre piece that entertains for 92 minutes and is forgotten as soon as you walk out of the cinema.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
November 12, 2010
The directors have worked on the SFX in everything from 2012 to Avatar, meaning that once we get outside, things finally get going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
November 11, 2010
Delivers all the Saturday night whizz-bang and Sunday morning brain-ripping you could want.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
November 11, 2010
Once the ace special effects and full-on monster mania take prominence over the soap opera plot, it does become weirdly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
April 5, 2011
I think Skyline ultimately fails as a movie.
Dave White
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
Adam Lippe
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.
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