The Fourth Kind Synopsis
During videotaped sessions with her patients, a psychologist (Milla Jovovich) in Nome, Alaska, uncovers disturbing evidence of alien abductions.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In truth, what follows is less disturbing than intriguing – to audiences hip to the mechanics of horror flicks, it's rare fun to be fooled,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
You don't have to believe in far-fetched tales of mysterious beams of light and alien abductions to get caught up in The Fourth Kind.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A mildly scary, totally meaningless excursion into the realms of psychological horror and alien-abduction conspiracies.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Too often, The Fourth Kind makes the paranormal look disappointingly normal.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Combines purported raw case study footage with dramatic "recreations" to unsuccessful effect.
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When he divides the screen into quadrants for his big finish, the effect is just laughable -- but then by that point, the movie is too.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Osunsanmi's chutzpah exceeds his skill.
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San Francisco Chronicle

As it stands,The Fourth Kind boasts a creepy kind of joke - and a confusing kind of horror.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Fourth Kind doesn’t build, instill, or maintain an audience’s fear. It just spends 98 minutes trying to prove that what you’re watching...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
By the end of its way-too-long 98 minutes, there are four things audiences will be haunted by: Jovovich's annoying, whispery monotone;...
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Go See This Now!

By uleij
Seriously, go see it. I am not an alien movie fan or really into the whole "other beings" stories etc...but you can't miss this movie. I just got done watching it and I will see it again because I...


By RobbySTi
So I just got in after seeing The Fourth Kind. I went to see the movie paranormal activity and snuck into The Fourth Kind after..... Don't waste your time with the movie paranormal activity, if you...

Great Movie

By mandiizzle
I saw the movie last night, in a free screening at my college. I thought the movie was really good, it scared the cr*p out of me though. The whole theater was screaming and jumping, it was awsome. I...

Creative Story Line and Direction

By Cal Varnson
I purposely avoided reading any reviews leading up to this movie as I wanted to go into the theater without any preconceived notions. I'm glad I did, because the overwhelming response to this movie...

Very Creepy!

By Mr Tommy
As a retired fillmmaker, I found this story to be very interesting as I had an encounter of the First Kind when I was 20 years old of coming in contact within 200 ft. What I really liked about this...

Overall enjoyable!

By vip816
I was drawn to this movie because I like thrillers and scary movies. Since I do not want to ruin it for you, I won't say anything to spoil it. This movie definitely had its intense moments that made...

Fourth Kind = The Best Kind

By FuzzyDad
Regardless of belief of the existence of any extraterrestrial life, the varied forms of contact, or the varied portrayals of events in films, this movie slams home the emotional repercussions that...

Hollywood fiction with help from Scientology, but entertaining

By ipgrassman
Do you believe video of Alien abductions would remain secret for nine years? Do you believe the Aliens were here on earth 4000 "BC"? Last question - Do you believe one of the executive producers is a...

This Movie Will Make You Jump Out Of Your Seat And Scream!! This IS NOT Just Some Alien/UFO Movie!

By jennykristi
I saw the screening of this movie last night. I am not a fan of movies about aliens or UFO's, so I was almost sure I wasn't going to like this film. Boy was I wrong! This movie actually startled me...

Have I Been Abducted?

By ProphecyWatcher
I was completely shocked and disturbed by this movie. I went expecting it to be another bad/cheesy horror flick, instead I was completely engaged and forced to get really honest with myself and...

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Rated PG-13 | For violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Realistic alien abduction tale too violent/chilling for kids
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