Alien Trespass Synopsis
A friendly alien (Eric McCormack) and a waitress (Jenni Baird) chase a monster in 1957 California.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The characters in Alien Trespass (directed by X-Files producing alum R.W. Goodwin) are specimens of Sputnik-era determination, led by a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Retro escapist fun.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's pretty endearing - a low-budget labor of schlock.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A campy homage to those days of malt shops, drive-ins, and saucer-shaped UFOs - you know, the ones that go crashing into nearby buttes,...
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New York Post

Sadly, laughs are sparse in this labor of love, a self-conscious spoof by longtime "X-Files" producer R.W. Goodwin.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although it's refreshing that Alien Trespass doesn't indulge in the sort of mindless, gross-out humor that afflicts so many current...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It tries to be the best bad movie that it can be.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Alien Trespass is good-natured, but it's a wan send-up. When it comes to paying homage to classic "B" horror movies, "Monsters vs. Aliens"...
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TV Guide

Alien Trespass needs to be buried for another 50 years and then unearthed to be studied for how tributes can go oh so wrong.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The movie doesn't try for "Airplane!" or even "Scary Movie"-type ribbing, but its adherence to the genre isn't quite pure, either. Despite...
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"ALIEN TRESPASS” – The Day The Earth Stood PARTIALLY Still =

By jimchudnow
(From an advance preview of an April 3 release:) “It Came From Another Galaxy. A Creeping, Crawling Nightmare of Terror.” That tagline is used in this sendup of 1950-style SCI-FI movies. ERIC...

Too bad, I wanted to like this

By RandytheMovieFan
Would you pay real money to see a 1950s classic science fiction movie on the big screen like the original "War of the Worlds" or "Forbidden Planet"? Or would you like to see a great parody of those...

alien tresspass

By universeeye
it a copy cat butt if it 1950 then its cool and good and if you rmrmber the fiftys should love this they were the best years in america for real americans. also learn some style from the movie and...

I love good cheddar!

By oaksong
Having seen so many of the films that this reflects I was astounded at the details. One of my favorites was a shot of the truck rolling slowly along the road with Eric walking beside it. You could...

Alien Trespass is a wonderful, authentic, retro 50's sci-fi romp - I loved it

By Dr_ Marvin
What a hoot--but it's also sweet, pure and a romping good time. This movie has good acting, production values exactly the way they were done in the 50's - the accurate feel of a real fifties sci-fi...

Why did they make this movie?

By CMegalodon
That is what I was wondering as I left the movie theater. Why did the producers spend money making this movie? Who invested in it? I was among several people who didn't walk out of the movie half...

Classic fun

By tcswift
True to the 50's style of sci-fi movies, it was fun nostalgia all around...though, I think my kids liked it as much as I did!...

Alien Trespass is a blast from the past!

By drcvette62
I loved this movie...lot's of fun...a great spoof that kids of all ages will enjoy....

An authentic 50s Time Warp

By William Stevenson
As a kid I thrived on those 50s B sci-fi movies, and I was delighted to see one more. Alien Trespass nailed the genre, complete with archetypal characters, imperfect special effects, and a...


I just saw Alien Trespass and LOVED it - most of the reviewers are clueless. This is a fun, very well-made film complete with an interesting premise, a perfectly cast group of actors and a creepy...

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Rated PG | For Brief Smoking and Sci-Fi Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Retro-style sci-fi action spoof tries hard but doesn't work.
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