Overall Rank: 2976
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 244
Theatrical Release Date: 10/28/1994
Genre: Fantasy, Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roland Emmerich
Actors: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Viveca Lindfors, Alexis Cruz, Mili Avital, Leon Rippy
Plot: A strange device found in Egypt lies dormant for decades until a brilliant language specialist deciphers the Stargate and transports him and a military team to a far-off world where an alien race holds power. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 11/16/2012
A great idea is wasted in an overblown and underwritten sci-fi full of stereotypes and bog-standard plot devices. Even the brief and infrequent action sequences fail to ignite any excitement at all. Without Richard Dean Anderson's post modern wisecracking the whole idea just seems self important and dull.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/19/2012
A lackluster sci-fi film that doesn't have the same spark or magic as other similar films in the genre. What really brings the film down is the pacing, which is uneven, and often slow. Kurt Russell does an admirable job in the lead role, but the film's plot and script doesn't give him much to work with.
Alaine - wrote on 12/09/2011
Not even a guilty pleasure. I liked every actor in it (rare). Sci-fi archaeology.
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The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
In 1928, a strange object was uncovered in the sands of Egypt with never before seen hieroglyphics engraved on it.
Fast forward almost 70 years later. "Dr. Daniel Jackson" (James Spader), who believes that there is a connection between life on Earth and life from outer space, has been asked to join a Top Secret government project which revolves the object discovered in Egypt.
"Dr. Jackson" is joined by "Col. Jack O'Neil" (Kurt Russell) on the military side of the project. "O'Neil", who has been depressed since the accidental shooting death of his son, was recalled to duty to head up the project.
After "Dr. Jackson" figures out the hieroglyphs, the "StarGate" is activated and a probe is sent through. The on-board tracking system tracks the probe traveling to a distant side of …
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