Arrival Reviews

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October 28, 2020
Arrival expertly uses conventions of the genre to explore free-will, experiences and memory, in a film that is as personal as it is relatable.
September 2, 2020
A film as comfortable with universe-twisting ideologies as it is with the intimate, perhaps universal, experiences of communication, grief, discovery and trust.
August 13, 2020
Arrival is a feeble science fiction parable from Denis Villeneuve.
July 17, 2020
Arrival showcases the best performance you'll see by Amy Adams.
June 28, 2020
It's not easy to encounter a film that makes you meditate on its content days after watching it. And that's what Arrival does. [Full review in Spanish]
June 26, 2020
Villeneuve's subtlety captures the close encounter of the third kind with dazzling imagery to reveal the contradictions of human existence. It is an amazing experience. [Full review in Spanish]
May 7, 2020
It's a very immersive movie.
May 7, 2020
It was a cool movie.
April 28, 2020
What I cherish so much about Arrival is that it places the highest value on science and smarts over braun and firepower.
March 11, 2020
[The] movie-one of the best and brainiest sf films in recent memory-depicts the linguistic and scientific challenge of human scholars to understand and be understood by creatures from another world.
February 13, 2020
The success of Arrival ultimately relies on the performance of Amy Adams. If she chose to retire from acting right now, she could be secure in the knowledge that her portrayal of Banks is career best work.
January 23, 2020
Arrival has aliens in it, but it's not a movie about aliens. It will challenge you with its complex plot and its ideas about life, death, communication and the nature of time. It is very much worth seeing.
January 15, 2020
Villeneuve has accomplished what I thought impossible. Arrival stays true to the revelatory spirit of "Story of Your Life" while excising some of the story's more difficult concepts and adding a dash of Hollywood razzmatazz.
December 7, 2019
This is an excellently made film that questions our notions of time, kindness and understanding.
November 14, 2019
Arrival is astonishing, thought-provoking filmmaking with a career-defining role for [Amy] Adams.
October 31, 2019
Cerebral and intelligent, Arrival leads one to a fascination with the art of communication and the "what if" of possibility and the unknown.
October 21, 2019
The single most compelling and notable aspect of the film is the unwavering intelligence and insight, and the nerviness and instinct of the female lead character.
October 3, 2019
Using language and communication as a fertile metaphor, Denis Villeneuve situates complex ideas into streamlined composition with Arrival, a poetic examination of extraterrestrial contact.
September 5, 2019
Director Denis Villeneuve does a very good job keeping the pace going throughout Arrival.
August 20, 2019
Implausibilities aside, the development of the bulk of the plot is an exciting study of the language of extraterrestrial symbols that they draw with their squid ink from outer space. [Full Review in Spanish]
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