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HD   R Closed Captioning

James Cameron

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About the Movie

The terror continues as Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) returns to Earth after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. Although her story about the Alien encounter is met with skepticism, she agrees to accompany a team of high-tech marines back to LV-426… and this time it’s war!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 65
  • Fresh: 64
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-'em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat despite your better instincts and the basically conventional scare tactics. – Walter Goodman, New York Times, Aug 12, 2014

Fresh: The trouble Ripley has found this time is exponentially bigger and scarier than anything she encountered in Ridley Scott's memorably minimalist, eerily elegant 1979 film. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jul 30, 2013

Fresh: Makes up for lack of surprise with sheer volume of thrills and chills. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 30, 2013

Fresh: It's blaster action, not Gothic future-horror. Fortunately, director-screenwriter James Cameron has shaped his film around the defiant intelligence and sensual athleticism of Weaver, and that's where Aliens works best. – Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times, Aug 12, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Awesome! Need to Buy not Rent!!

I agree, enough of the rentals!!! This is an awesome movie!!!!! Either be able to buy it or rent to buy!!! These rentals w/o buying is very annoying! They are coming out with good movies that you can only rent! Please change that!

best one, please allow for purchase

this was the best alien. deff my favorite. itunesss pleasee enough of this renting rule. PLEASE ALLOW ALL THE RENTABLE MOVIES TO BE PURCHASED TO KEEP.

Awsome Movie - Stupid rental policy

One of the top 5 all time best movies ever. Will never rent a movie from ITUNES. Would rather pay double, maybe more to own it and others with no time limit. We understand its a rights issue with studios but we would gladly pay to own.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1986

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Available Bundle

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