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Arrival (2016) Movie Information

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359

Avg. Rating:

3.19/4

# of Ratings:

78

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/11/2016

DVD Release:

02/14/2017

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Actors:

Amy Adams
Jeremy Renner
Forest Whitaker
Michael Stuhlbarg
Mark O'Brien
Tzi Ma

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A series of alien spacecraft land around the world. With humanity on edge, an elite team, led by linguists expert Louise Banks, are sent to investigate and decide whether these beings come in peace or the opposite. Time is not on their side, however, and Banks must take a chance that could threaten her own life - and possibly all mankind. -- Chris Kavan

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whatch22 03/21/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

A modern sci-fi masterpiece. From the tonal art direction, to the moody cinematography, to the crucial and snappy editing, to the excellent central performance from the magnificent Amy Adams, without even mentioning the script. It fires on all cylinders.

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Rod 04/26/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

This film really got me. The concept of universal language transcends to a different level. Plus, it was really amazing how the film managed to talk about science, technology, international relations, and linguistics, all at the same time. Not a fan of sci-fi movies but this one's brilliant and deserves praises!

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Pat 03/15/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I still need another viewing of this film but it certainly gripped me the entire time! Very interesting concept and hope to see this as a good role model for modern Sci-Fi films. A strong 3 out of 4.

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  Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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04/17/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Arrival" by Yojimbo

Twelve alien craft appear around the world prompting the U.S. military to engage the services of a linguist who must ascertain their intentions before their more trigger-happy counterparts declare war upon the visitors.

Although the premise to Arrival bears more than a passing resemblance to that of Independence Day, anyone expecting another CGI infested firework display will be disappointed. There is next to no action during the running time of the film, it instead concentrating on the characters and the grander themes of communication and the need to find common ground and purpose with those who appear “alien” to us. For this reason it reminded me a little of Monsters in that it is more a story that involves aliens rather than generic science fiction. It also shares plot elements wit...

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04/17/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Arrival" by Yojimbo

Twelve alien craft appear around the world prompting the U.S. military to engage the services of a linguist who must ascertain their intentions before their more trigger-happy counterparts declare war upon the visitors.

Although the premise to Arrival bears more than a passing resemblance to that of Independence Day, anyone expecting another CGI infested firework display will be disappointed. There is next to no action during the running time of the film, it instead concentrating on the characters and the grander themes of communication and the need to find common ground and purpose with those who appear “alien” to us. For this reason it reminded me a little of Monsters in that it is more a story that involves aliens rather than generic science fiction. It also shares plot elements wit...

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  ikkegoemikke
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02/06/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Lets communicate E.T.

"Remember what happened to the aborigines. A more advanced race nearly wiped them out."

Science fiction is a genre that leaves room for ideological visions and fictional future scenarios. A technological fantasy story, as it were. In "Arrival" this is more applicable on a human level. In this case it's the effort of humanity to communicate with an alien civilization. That's fiction enough already. We're not even capable of communicating with each other as humans in a decent manner. Let alone with an alien race that speaks with the use of primal sounds. It's like having a conversation with a group of surreal musicians who produce ingenious sound effects with polyphonic synthesizers. "Arrival" isn't overloaded with graphical masterpieces what an average pers...

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