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Ridley Scott

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About the Movie

Celebrate 75 Years of Screams from 20th Century Fox! The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 105
  • Fresh: 102
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Alien looks amazing, almost like a new film. – Glenn Abel, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Ridley Scott's new cut won't change the way people think about the movie, but it reinforces the film's strengths without alienating the series' biggest fans. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 2, 2006

Fresh: This is a screamingly spooky sci-fi tale with more than a few echoes of "The Thing" but echoes which enhance rather than detract. – Ernest Leogrande, New York Daily News, May 25, 2016

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Customer Reviews

You are dealing with a perfect organism

It's about time iTunes has this movie. It's one of the best scfi horror movies I've ever seen. If u haven't seen it yet what r u doing reading this, watch it now


One of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, right after Aliens!!


It's here, the ground breaking Sci-Fi Horror epic that changed the way we look at movies is finally available. Now you can have the epic adventure eveywhere you go. 5 stars Ridley Scott.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1979

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