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Nothing that special about this predicable story but for some reason you can't help liking the film. A nice one line ending which you must not miss!
Utter bullocks. Complete rubbish unless you're a chick. More a love story than a sci-fi. Blokes beware.
Two and a half hours waiting for something to happen and just when you think something... Read more is going to happen....wham, nothing freakin' happens!!
Even when Tommy Lee Jones makes an appearance and the music tempo increases and you think, "Oh, something's going to happen here"..... nothing happens.
Oh, and I worked out what would happen in the first 10 minutes. I bet you will too.
Complete and utter rubbish. I wish I never saw it. To think, I'm two and a half hours older and 10 bucks poorer for having seen it.
Jodie Foster is good in this and it's a decent watch but pretty cheesy and felt long.
I first saw this at the movies on release and wondered how well it would date, as I find a lot of sci-fi just too bombastic and ridiculous these days, such as Armageddon action types and things that... Read more wind up like blood fests just to make the story "go somewhere". This movie almost paints itself into a corner, as it is a very BIG story.
Re-watching this film I enjoyed it even more, and probably it understood better. There is plenty to dig into here. I found the actual science believable and originally I had thought the ending soft and cheesy but now I see it was a nice dove-tail. I love that the makers really tried to make it feel like a real world event, I guess along the lines of District 29 and such. Jodie was great, Matt McC's character slightly unnecessary, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable movie ultimately. There are some genuinely awe-inspiring moments when we find out what the machine does. I loved the anticipation aspect of that. Sorry about the spoilers folks!
Has some excellent moments but the film can't ultimately escape being dragged down by religious bigotry. If it got rid of the McConaughey character it would be the better for it.
We really enjoyed this movie - not quite enough to go out and buy a copy for my collection. A bit dated these days but a good watch for us as scifi buffs. More believable and enjoyable than "Independence Day".
Entertaining but a little predictable. Enjoyed though
I really enjoyed this movie - enough to go out and buy a copy for my collection. A bit dated these days but a good watch for the scifi buff. A bit more believable than "Independence Day".
One of the best sci fi films out there. Jodi Foster plays a phd graduate who spends her time trying to intercept radio messages from outer space. Most of her colleagues rubbish her work until one day... Read more she indeed picks up an inter-stellar message which is actually a set of instructions to build a space ship of sorts. Needless to say the government gets involved and building begins. One of the few intelligently written sci films (probably because it is based on a book by that great populariser of science, Carl Sagan), it is an utterly compelling drama. Jodi Fosters creates an appealing and memorable character, Mathew McConnaghy puts in a convincing performance, and John Hurt almost steals the show with a great cameo. Thoroughly recommended if you are at all into science, philosophy or just damn good film-making.
I'm a Jodie foster Fan so I loved this and I love sci fi so the two went together hand in hand, great acting and great storyline so well worth the watch even though it is an older movie now.