Overall Rank: 3720
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 74
Theatrical Release Date: 07/12/1985
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joe Dante
Actors: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell, Jason Presson, Dana Ivey, Bobby Fite
Plot: Young kids are infatuated with aliens, develop technology to create a shield that can be controlled via computer programs - all with out the knowledge of their parents.
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Oldpinkdogbar - wrote on 08/15/2021
Maybe this movie is better if you see it as a kid, but watching it as an adult was incredibly disappointing. It's unbearably cheesy and the plot has no payoff.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/02/2012
This was the very first film of both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) dreams of becoming a space traveler and creates a ship with Wolfgang (River Phoenix), and Darren (Jason Presson). The idea was fresh and effects decent at that time. Explorers is a delightful sci-fi adventure that entertains despite its simple premise.
Joshua - wrote on 07/29/2007
This was entertaining to watch as a kid. I also remember watching it many times but haven't seen it recently. I thought it would have been better if the aliens killed them or something at the end, but they can't end great...
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