Alien Synopsis
A merciless horror stalks the crew (Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver) of a deep-space freighter.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The best thriller of 2003 was made in 1979.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

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Feels like a streamlined improvement on the original.
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100

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Watching it again reminded me how remarkably the sound engineers did their jobs. Listen to the subtly amplified heartbeat - Ripley's? the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Pay attention to the enhanced detail audible in a new six-track sound mix, which may be the most important cleaning job of all; silence and...
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Mostly it's worth seeing Alien, which established Scott as an A-list director, in a theater because his brilliant and often expansive...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Alien, even with some scene tinkering that has left this "director's cut" one minute shorter than its original release, is still one of the...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An old nightmare, made shiny new.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The most important features of this "new" version are the digital cleaning of the print and the re-mastering of the sound. There are a few...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The overall effect is about the same -- slow start, then escalating suspense and violence. Today's shock-movie fans will enjoy shrieking at...
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In theatres or on DVD? Don't know why this is listed....BUT

By karensaucedo
I've had this movie on VHS for years....creepy.....creepy..... One of the all-time grossest dinner table scenes ever.... Lots of plot and character interaction and personalities and script. Lots...

A classic worth watching...over and over

By Santiago - MAKiiNA
As Prometheus dawns on us, I have decided to revisit all of the Alien films. Yes, you may call that an excuse to do a super fun marathon at home. "Work" as I like to call it. I admit I was a bit...

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Wow

By Phronc
We all know that this is the mother of all SciFi scary movies... Gotta love it!...

Amazing

By bystanderbear
One of the best scifi classics out there, and even better on the big screen!...

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The story of the alien from A VS. P except its before that.

By sasquatchalpha
I love and like to watch this before bed which is a good thing only a few make it there...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
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