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Average of 250 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2016 M Contains offensive language.

After mysterious alien spacecraft land on Earth, American linguistics professor Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) finds herself working with the army to decode the aliens' communications. Under the command of Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker), Louise and military scientist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) try to learn more about the aliens' language so they can communicate with them and discover why they have come to Earth, before someone else across the globe decides to attack first. But with the CIA and global leaders monitoring their interactions, will they be able to make their breakthrough without any unwanted interference?

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111 minutes

DVD details

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2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English 5.1 Dolby Digital; English audio descriptive for the visually impaired

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio; English descriptive audio for the visually impaired

14 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by astrav

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.

1 by queenofthegoblins

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.

2 by addy

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.

5 by LeonardII

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

2 by Tubbs

The Earth people were not that interesting but the special effects surrounding the alien presence was well done and showed originality.

1 by cheriew

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.

5 by FatSprat

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

4.5 by Blackpeter

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

3 by morepork

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

3.5 by cybrarian

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.