Aliens Synopsis
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a dwindling number of Marines battle an army of monstrous predators.
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Empire

Truly great cinema- manages to dodge that 'dodgy sequel' curse with ease.
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Time

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For this movie stands to be something its predecessor was not, a megahit. And it deserves to be, for it is a remarkable accomplishment: a...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a...
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90

Time Out New York

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There is always an interesting tension in Cameron's work between masculine and feminine qualities. When it finally hits the fan here, we're...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I'm giving the movie a high rating for its skill and professionalism and because it does the job it says it will do. I am also advising you...
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80

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Director James Cameron dumps the decorative effects of Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien in favor of some daring narrative strategies and a tight...
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80

Salon.com

The startling thing about "Aliens" is how obsessed it is with women as child bearers. It's the theme that allows the movie to have all the...
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80

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Under the direction of James (''The Terminator'') Cameron, [the special effects team has] put together a flaming, flashing, crashing,...
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Variety

James Cameron's vault into the big time after scoring with the exploitation actioner The Terminator makes up for lack of surprise with...
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A classic

By brettj
How could anyone give this an "Oh No?"...

GET AWAY FROM HER YOU *****!!!!!!

By Ruby_Redz
I remember when this movie came out back in '86. Ripley was the BOOOOOOMMMMBBB! Literally. Absolutely one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies ever. Those Aliens actually scared the heck out me, in a...

"Game Over!"

By Odnis
This movie was long, intense, and just pure genious. My favorite among Fight Club, And Saving Private Ryan. If you rate it an "Oh no!" You shouldn't watch movies!...

Good stuff!!

By Santiago - MAKiiNA
"Choke on it and die already!" Words intended to quiet down a guy that was loudly chomping on pop corn during early suspense scenes. I've held on to those words with fondness. They symbolize the...

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Best movie of its genre for its time and still holds up today despite puppet use.

By richardmacgurn
There are several cuts of this movie. Make sure you buy the DVD with all the extended scenes and Special Features. The scene that they chop out of the theatrical version is the scene with the sentry...

Hell yes!

By MongrolMan
This is the first movie where a woman kicks ***throughout the whole movie. Rock on! I always loved this one more than the others in the series....

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Aliens

By ladytee1130
Great movie...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.
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