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About the Movie
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert translator Louise Banks (Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams) – races against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker co-star in this mesmerizing masterpiece with a mind-blowing ending.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 326
- Fresh: 305
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: By turns inviting and opaque, Ms. Adams turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, keeping her voice low, modulated, and using stillness to draw you near.
Fresh: Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication, directed with searching mind and heart by Denis Villeneuve.
Fresh: Those expecting a whiz-bang film should be prepared for a more cerebral and emotional experience, admirable for its ambition and tone, if not wholly satisfying in its payoff.
Fresh: The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency.
Arrival deserves our attention for being one of the best-paced, expertly shot and awe-inspiring sic-fi dramas to arrive in theaters in quite some time!!
This is one of those movies that really does resonate in you and affects you. Very comparable to Interstellar but a little less science-y, this movie takes you on a fantastic emotional rollercoaster of excitement, sadness, surprise, and suspense, but never once boredom. I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves a movie that leaves you thinking and that takes a few twists and turns, or to anyone who just wants to watch a really good movie.
This film is a masterpiece!
Best film of the year.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2016
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