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Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star.
Stanley J. Wlodkowski - PRODUCER\"ETHAN FROME"
Stan Wlodkowski - PRODUCER\"ETHAN FROME"
Denis Villeneuve - Director, MAELSTROM (2001)
Joan Patricia Parris
Bernard Gariepy Strobl
Don Sparks - Assistant Director
Johann Johannsson - Composer (Music Score)
Lorne Brass - Actor/"Eye Of The Wolf"
Tzi Ma - Actor
Russell Yuen - Actor, LONG LIFE, HAPPINESS, AND PROSPERITY (2005)
Forest Whitaker - American actor/director, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Jeremy Renner - American Actor, DAHMER (2002)
Michael Stuhlbarg - Actor
Amy Adams - Actress, JUNEBUG
Dan Duran - Actor, ANGELS IN THE INFIELD
Joe Cobden - Actor, SUMMER (2002)
Frank Schorpion - Actor
Pat Kiely - Actor
Brent Skagford - actor
Mark O'Brien - Actor
Shawn Campbell - Actor, ;
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles
Julia Scarlett Dan
Alex M. Yeuh
John Moore - Actor, ;
Martin Pelletier Jr.
4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]reamy, freaky, audacious. It skirts the edge of absurdity, as anything like this must, but manages to keep clear, and it includes a big flourish in the manner of early films by M Night Shyamalan..." - 09/01/2016 The Guardian
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] super-smart sci-fi thatll blow your mind and have you on the edge of your seat without recourse to explosions or souped-up fighter jets....That it grips from its first moments is thanks in part to a superb opening montage..." - 10/24/2016 Total Film
"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." - 11/10/2016 New York Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his is ambitious, accomplished filmmaking that deserves an audience. Its a film that forces viewers to reconsider that which makes us truly human, and the impact of grief on that timeline of existence." - 11/11/2016 RogerEbert.com
"One of the most satisfying things about Denis Villeneuve's elegant, involving ARRIVAL is that it is simultaneously old and new, revisiting many of these alien-invasion conventions but with unexpected intelligence, visual style and heart." - 11/10/2016 Los Angeles Times
"[There's] a surprisingly affecting emotional core to Villeneuves enigmaa stealth poignancy woven into the fabric of its cerebral design. Arrival has come, like a visitor from the cosmos, to blow minds and break hearts." -- Grade: B+ - 11/10/2016 A.V. Club
"Ultimately, its far less interested in galactic destiny than the infinite, uncharted landscape of the human heart." -- Grade: A- - 11/10/2016 Entertainment Weekly
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] mesmerizing mindbender directed with searching mind and heart by the Quebec-born Denis Villeneuve..." - 11/09/2016 Rolling Stone
5 stars out of 5 -- "ARRIVAL is a beautifully polished puzzle box of a story....And like all the best sci-fi, it has something pertinent to say about todays world; particularly about the importance of communication..." - 11/07/2016 Empire
"The look of ARRIVAL is stately and elegant; its pace, sober and deliberate." - 11/11/2016 The Atlantic
"ARRIVAL hews to its sleek, unfussy storytelling, which is both suspenseful and almost poetically abstract, an effect heightened by Jóhann Jóhannssons unsettling score." - 11/10/2016 Washington Post
"Denis Villeneuves latest is a quintessential science-fiction blockbuster steeped in genre traditions and made singular by Amy Adamss transporting performance." - 11/01/2016 Film Comment