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I saw this movie at the theatre with a group of friends. It was a very interesting story about communicating with aliens.We all thought "wow" when the movie finished, love the twist.
Oh God, when will this new wave of American artsy, neo-noir films stop. If this movie was a horse you would have had no choice but to shoot it in the head.
It's hard to find a bad review of this pretentious, depressing, supposedly enlightening snore fest but they are out there. I thought it was ridiculous. But don't let me influence you - watch it for yourself. Beam me up Scotty.
This is an excellent film: the acting is first rate; the plot is a creative mix of past and future events; the themes are profound and intelligently explored. Unusually for a modern Science Fiction... Read more film, there is a minimum of CGI and violence. The Special Features are well worth watching. Highly recommended.
The Earth people were not that interesting but the special effects surrounding the alien presence was well done and showed originality.
Very, very, very, boring story line. Watching clever people try to communicate with Aliens with a small white board and marker?! Will make you fall asleep or fast forward most of it, like I did.
Adored this movie. Slow paced with an intelligent script and plot, it won't appeal to those who like main stream action Sci-Fi. But if you're a fan of Kubrick, the subtleties won't be lost on you. Superb... Read more performance by Adams. Thoughtful and captivating.
A Sci Fi movie which makes you think ... interesting story and aliens looking, behaving and communicating differently to the normal stereotypes. Recommend as well to look (after the movie) through the... Read more bonus material ... while the producers theory about the space-time continuum somewhat clashes with the latest view of physicists, it is still fun to wonder ... what if? Intelligent movie with an outstanding cast.
We enjoyed this movie - it's not your usual sci-fi fare. It's based on a story by brilliant writer Ted Chiang, and therein lies the problem. While the story and ideas themselves are wonderful, it's... Read more basically a short story stretched to fit a full-length movie. There is only one important character (ideal for a short story, but not a movie), and that's Amy Adams, and she shines. It's embarrassing how little her partner (J Renner) has to do. It's a very thoughtful and surprisingly gripping tale, well worth seeing. It might get you on to Ted Chiang's stories, too.
Interesting concept about communication with Aliens and I liked the way various countries had different reactions to what was happening. Overall a slow-paced movie but it kept our attention.