Predator Synopsis
A sneaky alien monster attacks commandos on a jungle mission in South America.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
It's got thrills and chills and one of the most elegantly conceived monsters in the history of movies.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Moves at a breakneck pace, it has strong and simple characterizations, it has good location photography and terrific special effects, and...
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70

TV Guide

Crisply stylish and suspenseful, making brilliant use of optical special effects, Predator is one of Schwarzenegger's best.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
McTiernan, regrettably, seems more interested in spectacle than suspense, and the attack sequences are filmed for splashy visual impact....
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50

Variety

A slightly above-average actioner that tries to compensate for tissue-thin-plot with ever-more-grisly death sequences and impressive...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The movie, a rather pointless thing when you get down to it, has little of the provocative intelligence that was found in "Terminator." But...
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40

Chicago Reader

Despite the off-rhythm styling and suggestions of primeval menace, there's really not much going on here.
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30

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Frankly, scarier critters have checked into Roach Motels. [13 June 1987, Style, g1]
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30

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Alternately grisly and dull, with few surprises. [12 June 1987, p.C6]
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12

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Arnold Schwarzenegger fights an outer-space monster in a third-world jungle. The monster never has a chance. Neither does the jungle....
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This is the correct answer: Rate 100% Excellent Movie!!!!!

By TheRightAnswer
The reason why I put in MUST GO!, because the movie was really interesting like how the alien can be camouflaged and shoot lasers. I saw the movie myself and it was one of the best movies I have ever...

Classic thriller

By MongrolMan
This is one of the best alien type thrillers I've seen in a long while. It still kicks ***today...

a classic

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Rated R | For Gory Scenes
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Arnold vs. alien action is violent, ultra macho.
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