Two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster ("Panic Room") and Matthew McConaughey ("The Wedding Planner") star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she vies to fulfill her dream of becoming the first human being to make contact with alien beings. Co-starring Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods ("Any Given Sunday," "True Crime"), Oscar-nominee John Hurt ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"), Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt (TV's "Picket Fences"), Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back") and Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away," "What Lies Beneath"). Based on the novel by renowned author/physicist Carl Sagan.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
663 Ratings

663 Ratings

66% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Contact elucidates stirring scientific concepts and theological inquiry at the expense of satisfying storytelling, making for a brainy blockbuster that engages with its ideas, if not its characters.

10+ COMMON SENSE

Thoughtful adaptation of Sagan novel; violence, peril.

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Warner Bros.
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English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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