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Skyline Reviews

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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 15, 2010
These aren't moviemakers who live even in other movies, let alone the world. They live in hard drives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 15, 2010
Imagine it's 1953 and you're watching a movie called 'Brain Suckers from Planet X', and you might even have a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
November 12, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 12, 2010
The only fascinating thing about Skyline is that that such a mad muddle of a movie can even exists in an era of corporate homogeneity and purported quality-controlled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 12, 2010
The science-fiction thriller Skyline falls squarely -- and a little endearingly -- into the Roger Corman tradition of cheap cash-ins on popular hits.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 12, 2010
So bland it's easy to forget the title only minutes after exiting, this Emmerich-by-numbers invasion movie exists only to offer you the cutting edge in unconvincing special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
November 12, 2010
An underwhelming and derivative sci-fi thriller that's only marginally more impressive than a run-of-the-mill SyFy Channel telepic.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 12, 2010
It's finally here: The most boring alien-invasion movie ever.
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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
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
November 12, 2010
The Strauses used their tech savvy to make a marvel of logistics that looks every bit as slick as a studio tentpole. It's just a shame they haven't figured out a way to CG a decent story. Yet.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
November 12, 2010
More and more frequent attacks by the brain-sucking outer space invaders... don't come so much as frights or thrills as they do a form of relief; as long as the mayhem's going on, we're spared the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
November 11, 2010
A laughably bad sci-fi mash-up with some above-average special effects.