Xtro

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Family man Sam Phillips (Philip Sayer) has been missing for three years when he suddenly returns home to his son, Tony (Simon Nash), and wife, Rachel (Bernice Stegers). Though Tony has clung to the hopes of his father's return, his mother has moved on and is involved with another man. Rachel still has a place in her heart for her husband, but the love triangle is rudely interrupted when it becomes apparent that Sam's disappearance was the result of an alien abduction, and he's no longer human.

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Critic Reviews for Xtro

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (5)

  • Xtro is an ugly, mean-spirited and despairing thriller that left me thoroughly depressed. Why was this movie made? What vision filled the filmmakers with a desire to share this work with an audience?

    October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A visual mess of sci-fi/horror clichés.

    September 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…
  • It's a trashy and disgusting Alien rip-off that will take you on a trip you will not soon forget.

    March 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Xtro has... some great attempts at atmosphere and an emotional core to the story and if you get with the general sense of escalating weirdness you'll have a good time.

    June 1, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Xtro may be morbid, unsettling, and even upsetting--it pushes upon boundaries and then crosses them--but it's a bonafide original in the genre.

    October 24, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • a cheap-looking amalgam of previously used horror effects, with not a single fresh idea of its own except to jam them together in one place.

    June 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Xtro

  • Mar 20, 2013
    Decent Alien Rip-off, Xtro doesn't cover new ground in terms of alien themed horror films, but is a fun little B movie that boasts some memorable moments. However I have seen far better rip-off of Alien and Xtro though somewhat entertaining, leaves a lot to be desired in terms of what it could have been. I enjoyed the film for what it was, but felt it could have been a bit better. The performances were an aspect that could have greatly improved, however the gore effects is where the film excelled and they were quite good considering the budget of the film. Sci Fi horror fans may enjoy the camp value of Xtro, but they will surely feel that in terms of an Alien type horror yarn, it is a weak affair that is really only worth checking out once. Unlike its horrible sequels, this was actually quite entertaining and decent despite the fact that it was weak compared to others in this genre. The best way to view this film is as a guilty pleasure. The effects are the best thing about the film and it overcomes its slightly thin plot. Gore fans may enjoy I, but to those looking for great horror that is memorable and thrilling, you'll sadly be disappointed. This is a decent picture that delivers good effects, but leaves a lot to be desired from its weak plot. Expect something mildly amusing, and you may like it. I enjoyed the film, but I also felt it could have been much better as well, and there was plenty of room for improvement.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2012
    An actual interesting pice of trash cinema, creating a surprisingly effective horror-drama with the confusing abducted character giving a well thought and well acted role. Add some shocking sittings, horrid alien "rape" scenes and complete and unexplainable nonsense lucid dream sequences and it's already trash legend. Props for the completly uneffective cheesy soundtrack that is actually pretty good but completly misses the point!
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2011
    A bit of low-budget Alien fun from Britain. Not a great film of course but it has enough memorable moments to it, from a bit of Alien rape, cheesy gore effects, a boy able to give life to his toys and Marym d'Abo in the nude! Not as good as Inseminoid, but worth a look if you enjoy cheesy Alien films.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2011
    Now this is a Horror movie. Pretty much has everything I look for in horror, and all at the same time. Gore, suspense, mystery, surrealism, humour, disturbingness etc. Not a dull moment to be found here. The whole thing comes off as the nightmare of the child. Not many other movies fit as much into 80 minutes as this one does. While not relying on gore fore scares, there is enough of it here to satisfy the gorehounds, but really this film works more fore it's imagery than anything else. The whole thing really is bizarre, and unlike anything else, even if it reminds you of a fuckload of your favourite movies at the same time. Good stuff for sure. A must see.
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer

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