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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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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."

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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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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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jamie_corley shared a tip "Clue"

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macksmith shared a tip "Amazing! One of the best Sci fi movies I've seen in a while"

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christina_martin_4063 shared a tip "It’s a sad love story and a great sci fi mystery"

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

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arianna_mosher shared a tip "I was surprised by the ending I really liked it. I felt engaged and interested the entire time. Would watch again and again!"

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

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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."

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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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ian_earl shared a tip "Fantastic Direction."

christi_kosheba shared a tip "Sci fy recommendation"

paige_ob shared a tip "Crazy good"

tommy_8764 shared a tip "This is definitely a step up from a lot of other Alien movies."

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courtney_taylor_782 shared a tip "Silver Linings Playbook!"

may_gi shared a tip "One of the best movies hands down. Top 10 forever!"

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nikella_callan shared a tip "i’ve watched this movie like 3 times, it’s so good"

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anna_neff shared a tip "One of my favorite movies."

kevin_meralla shared a tip "Enjoy !"

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malcolm_duguay shared a tip "I love the interaction scenes with the aliens! And you?"

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rachel_nunnelee shared a tip "Liked it more the second time I watched"

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

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tootone44 shared a tip "The best and most realistic extraterrestrial movie ever made imo."

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

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

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jay_crooks shared a tip "I didn't finish it yet but the only thing that can ruin it is one of those bad endings"

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chris_denomey shared a tip "Soundtrack was great"

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jennifer_emery shared a tip "It’s slow in the beginning, but worth it."

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joenelle_humphrey shared a tip "I loved this movie. If you're into sci-fi and aliens"

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antonywalker shared a tip "If you love both language and sci-fi, this is a film for you."

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michel_balschun shared a tip "My favorite movie. #favorite_movies"

kendall_de_rivel shared a tip "MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! I am never into sci-fi movies, but this is one of the best. 1000/10 😻"

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kevin_samuel shared a tip "I enjoyed the movie, although I did get a little lost at the end. Soundtrack is awesome too and very thematic"

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susan_wonders shared a tip "I loved this one too"

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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"

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shannon_pettus_1589 shared a tip "I loved this movie"

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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michael_bell shared a tip "Interesting"

kaden_zipen shared a tip "Such a simple, but engaging concept. Masterful execution."

kaden_zipen shared a tip "Love the concept. Super engaging."

luis_f_cruz_ shared a tip "This movie and Contact are one of my favorites because it is more real if we where to have communication with other life form"

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ana_cuprill shared a tip "An unexpected Alien movie. Loved it!"

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ray_williams shared a tip "Excellent well thought out movie more dependent on an interesting story line than special effects."

kathi_parker shared a tip "My favorite part was when the female scientist learns how to communicate with with the aliens"

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chris_mccleary shared a tip "Loved everything about it. Such a clever movie."

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hannah_bogina shared a tip "It’s good!"

sherry_yeh shared a tip "An amazing sci-fi movie with a soul. Absolutely beautiful cinematography."

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colter_grant shared a tip "This is the only film of his I've seen but I did like the way he did this movie"

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cynthia_goodfellow shared a tip "Very clever, it surprised me, and that is hard to do."

michelle_reid_9069 shared a tip "Fascinating"

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paula_walker_9882 shared a tip "It was believable. Not far fetched at all."

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jennifer_allen_3176 shared a tip "Really good movie. Huge twist at the end! But you have to pay attention!"

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nitsa_al shared a tip "Interesting movie, was very well put together. A lot of twists and turns. Definitely an intelligent movie"

amanda_2075 shared a tip "Definitely! It is not your normal sci-fi show, but it is amazing!!!"

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simon_i shared a tip "Interstellar, annihilation, and passengers are all really good."

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simon_i shared a tip "Passengers, annihilation, and interstellar are all really good in my opinion"

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sad_face shared a tip "Didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did. It’s a bit slow paced but, the visuals and concepts are amazing."

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laura_sue_vannoy shared a tip "It changes, lately my go to movie is The Martian. I think I have watched it 4 times this week already."

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elvira_carrera shared a tip "Interesting movie will@watch again"

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