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Skyline Reviews

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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
James Fletcher
FILMINK (Australia)
November 10, 2010
Compared with the recent spate of sci-fi films such as District 9, Star Trek and most of Roland Emmerich's disaster films, Skyline struggles to live up to its own expectations, bereft as it is of any humour or soul.
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
Tim Martain
The Mercury
November 19, 2010
If aliens ever invade Earth, it will be to stop us from making another movie as bad as Skyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Andreas Heinemann
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 12, 2010
"Skyline" plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie.
| Original Score: 1/4
November 12, 2010
Yes, this is a genuinely so-bad-it's-good movie. This film is crushingly awful, tedious and moronic, but I was often howling with laughter.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 18, 2010
The dialogue is risible, there is no headline star like a Tom Cruise or Will Smith, nor is there a young star like Dakota Fanning to give us a wide-eyed interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
November 16, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 12, 2010
It's like a trip to a Kmart staffed by the ugliest beings imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Foster
November 10, 2010
It certainly feels that the screenplay, full of cringingly cheesy dialogue and utterly reliant upon the most rote genre machinations, was never anything other than a frustrating annoyance for the Strause siblings.
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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Mike Hale
New York Times
November 12, 2010
Trapped inside what looks like a Marina del Rey condo complex, the principals raise and lower the blinds, run up and down the stairs and occasionally venture outside, while the audience, if it has the energy, yells: "No! Don't do that! That's stupid!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Drew McWeeny
April 5, 2011
I think Skyline ultimately fails as a movie.
Anders Wotzke
November 12, 2010
A good example of what can visually be achieved on a tight budget, but an even better example of why filmmaking should be left to filmmakers.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
November 12, 2010
Like Cloverfield, Skyline unleashes rampaging beasties on the streets, only this time they've arrived in massive spaceships -- and they're here to collect human brains. It's a shame none of the Skyline protagonists seem to possess any.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
November 14, 2010
If 'Skyline' never seems interested in pushing the envelope, it at least begins with enough promise to suggest a competent thriller. No such luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2010
Pure tosh. On absolutely no account pay money to see this film. Wait until it's given away free with a magazine and start at around the forty minute mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
November 17, 2010
The premise of this low-budget sci-fi thriller might be familiar from Signs, War of the Worlds, and Cloverfield, but the lesser acting talent is more in line with Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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