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Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2016-11-10

Runtime 116 minutes

Budget $47m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 7.6


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ian shared a tip "Well done and a nice departure from the usual formulaic sci-fi movies"

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Kaylee shared a tip "Super cool ending!"

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thomas_duncan shared a tip "The best sci-fi movie of the last 20 years. The story is compelling, and I still don't know how they thought of it."

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rungemailles shared a tip "The linguistics — damn!"

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heather_stevens shared a tip "Not fantastic, but solid and intriguing."

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andrew_abbey shared a tip "I’m a sucker for nonlinear timelines"

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tina_skeen shared a tip "Such a great movie and cast! This sci-fi movie kept me on my toes the entire time eep!"

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avery_pope_8463 shared a tip "Love this one 😍"

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swanqueen shared a tip "I remember seeing this in theaters and me and my mom viewed this ending in different ways."

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rebelbooks101 shared a tip "Watched this in class. The whole movie is so pointless just for one twist"

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ki.ba387 shared a tip "Great movie to watch if you love sci-fi and fiction"

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jason_morrison_7743 shared a tip "Fantastic idea and truly interesting movie."

mara_vil shared a tip "The twist is a beautiful and very subtle moment"

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ian_earl shared a tip "Fantastic Direction."

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hannah_pinto shared a tip "It was such an interesting concept."

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alice_bdard shared a tip "A mid-budget movie like you don't often see, a sci-fi piece based on a theory of language. Unique and imaginative."

cathy_ratedreads shared a tip "Interesting and made me think."

christi_kosheba shared a tip "Sci fy recommendation"

paige_ob shared a tip "Crazy good"

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fawn_mokulis shared a tip "No problem!! I think you'll love it"

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sarah_christensen shared a tip "Truly mind-bending, I love the juxtaposition of the big and small. Amy Adams gives a breathtaking performance."

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ethan_troy shared a tip "My good friend recommended this to me and all I can say is wow."

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film_and_music shared a tip "My all time favorite from Denis Villeneuve"

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vince_ermilio shared a tip "Thought ending was cheesy"

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wajdi_kanj shared a tip "It’s great!"

lisa_deal shared a tip "I loved how the unpacking of language and how we affect each other was explored."

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vita_castillo shared a tip "Don't get tired of watching this one. Something about their soundtrack always captivates me into the narrative. 🙌🏽"

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bernadene_whitten shared a tip "Our concept of time is very liniar. I can only imagine how disoriented this would make you."

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munyaradzi_kawadza shared a tip "Unexpected to say the least."

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munyaradzi_kawadza shared a tip "I need to watch it again."

dakota_persons-criqui shared a tip "I think the end was great because it explained it all. Plus this movie almost stuck true to the story of it too."

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kendra_puetz shared a tip "I thought this was good. What everyone else think? Honestly"

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shannon_pettus_1589 shared a tip "I loved this movie"

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megan_raye shared a tip "I love this movie!"

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sara_stokes shared a tip "My little sociolinguistics obsessed heart geeked hard with this movie!"

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mollyistyping shared a tip "So good but guaranteed to make me cry."

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susan_wonders shared a tip "I loved this one too"

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cosmic_dustie shared a tip "No idea! Any suggestions??"

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venny_9468 shared a tip "Me too. A movie well made in this era of cheap movies"

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soni_mar shared a tip "Can't help but thinking how are we going to react when and if this ever happens.."

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rahul_dhankhar shared a tip "Brilliant approach to film making 🤛🏼"

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shauna-kay_hamilton shared a tip "I think it was the concept of time that she learned about."

randy_lovins shared a tip "I felt it was. I’d watch it again."

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kalynn_doebel shared a tip "Couldn't **"

mara_noaker shared a tip "Its been a while since I've seen it"

susan_chestnut shared a tip "Was happily surprised by this movie. Loved it."

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jessie_murray_6538 shared a tip "#aliens loved this so much! What a twist!!!!"

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emmanuel_kebede shared a tip "Good but slow build up. Good watch."

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