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Average of 154 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

8 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.

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

3 by catspajamas

Quite a confusing movie and not sure I actually understood what I'd just finished watching! It was OK but definitely up to the viewer to interpret the ending. The acting was good but it didn't hold our teenagers interest.

1.5 by CiderJack

So much wasted potential. A regular catalogue of sci-fi cliches with only the thinnest of plots and weak acting. Great concept, but a complete let-down in execution. Pointless and boring.

3.5 by SamanthaG

Really enjoyed it but think a little of the emotional impact is maybe lost on small screen. Amy Adams is great. Kept my interest all the way through.

2.5 by Perfectly Cromulant

Wish it hadnt 'arrived' in the mail. Great premise that rapidly became a snore fest and became two stolen hours I will never get back

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.