Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

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Alien: Covenant

Directed by Ridley Scott and the follow-up to 2012's sci-fi thriller Prometheus. Stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong science fiction themes and violence122 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionThriller
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Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Alien: Covenant seethes with self-importance yet is never boring or portentous. It can't come close to matching the greatness of the first two films in the series, but at least Scott seems to understand that these movies thrive on ambition.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Exactly the film all but the most ardent apologists wanted from 2012's Prometheus.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For reasons too spoilery to give away, Fassbender is electric, giving a spectacularly skin-crawling performance.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film is very capably made, with forceful, potent performances from Waterston and Fassbender. That franchise title is, however, looking increasingly wrong. It is a bit familiar.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

If there are to be two more, let us pray they bring back Ripley. The series needs soul, not just bodies.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

We've seen it all before, and better, without the punishingly long interludes for Scott to bore us to tears with his dissertations on the monster's purpose and whakapapa.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Mixes both the good and the bad as it tries to unspool its terror-among-the-toetoe story.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Alien: Covenant lays on the gore and ratchets up the shocks to eye-popping extremes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An upgrade from Prometheus, Alien: Covenant amps up the thrills but doesn't deliver a memorable crew member or the full-on onslaught of the series at its height.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Whether you want a Prometheus sequel or an Alien movie, you want a movie that feels cohesive, and there's no denying Covenant is a structurally challenged film that feels more like two movies slapped together in the name of audience appeal.

3.0
0

It's loose, morbid and dull; providing enough thrills for enjoyment.

3.0
0

Stunning to look at but not a classic.

3.0
0

It feels odd reviewing this a week or so after seeing it. Must say it doesn't resonate long term but it was thrilling at the time, I'm pretty sure I came out satisfied. I love that they made a half-hearted attempt at creating characters that we might actually give a damn about when they are inevitably killed off. A salute to the face huggers and chest...

4.0
0

Possibly the biggest disappointment of 2017, but I feel so sure I'm wrong about this film. When I saw it I was bored. BORED? In an Alien film? NO WAY. I don't want to write a full review until I watch it again. I must be wrong, right? It took me 7 times to watch Blade Runner before I thought it was a masterpiece, the other 6 times I was bored. I...

2.0
0

If Ridley Scott is smart, and he is, he will hold Michael Fassbender close and cast him for however many sequels he plans on doing for the Alien prequel series. He is phenomenal as David who is a terrifying character, perhaps even more than the array of creatures seen in Alien: Covenant. The movie suffers a bit from trying to please fandom. It feels like a...

3.0
0

Alien Covenant Not sure what I was expecting but it was pretty good. Like ‘2001:Space Odyssey’ (mostly cos of HAL), ‘Prometheus’ , ‘A.I.’ , ‘Blade Runner’ , ‘iRobot’, ‘Alien’ series, mixed and matched together. I liked the way it flowed, crazy enough it was kind of action packed, not massive in the action side or scary, it’s just Alien-esk. Strangely...

3.0
0

Yeah, PROMETHEUS was kind of a mess script-wise. Full of dumb characters making even dumber decisions. Heck I wouldn’t remove my facemask in an Earth sewer, so why a scientist would remove their helmet on an alien planet, or say “Hi” to a space cobra-thing, or… anyway you get the point. But oh boy, PROMETHEUS was gorgeous to look at. The design, the...

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Alien: Covenant seethes with self-importance yet is never boring or portentous. It can't come close to matching the greatness of the first two films in the series, but at least Scott seems to understand that these movies thrive on ambition.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Exactly the film all but the most ardent apologists wanted from 2012's Prometheus.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For reasons too spoilery to give away, Fassbender is electric, giving a spectacularly skin-crawling performance.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film is very capably made, with forceful, potent performances from Waterston and Fassbender. That franchise title is, however, looking increasingly wrong. It is a bit familiar.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

If there are to be two more, let us pray they bring back Ripley. The series needs soul, not just bodies.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

We've seen it all before, and better, without the punishingly long interludes for Scott to bore us to tears with his dissertations on the monster's purpose and whakapapa.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Mixes both the good and the bad as it tries to unspool its terror-among-the-toetoe story.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Alien: Covenant lays on the gore and ratchets up the shocks to eye-popping extremes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An upgrade from Prometheus, Alien: Covenant amps up the thrills but doesn't deliver a memorable crew member or the full-on onslaught of the series at its height.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Whether you want a Prometheus sequel or an Alien movie, you want a movie that feels cohesive, and there's no denying Covenant is a structurally challenged film that feels more like two movies slapped together in the name of audience appeal.

3.0
0

It's loose, morbid and dull; providing enough thrills for enjoyment.

3.0
0

Stunning to look at but not a classic.

3.0
0

It feels odd reviewing this a week or so after seeing it. Must say it doesn't resonate long term but it was thrilling at the time, I'm pretty sure I came out satisfied. I love that they made a half-hearted attempt at creating characters that we might actually give a damn about when they are inevitably killed off. A salute to the face huggers and chest...

4.0
0

Possibly the biggest disappointment of 2017, but I feel so sure I'm wrong about this film. When I saw it I was bored. BORED? In an Alien film? NO WAY. I don't want to write a full review until I watch it again. I must be wrong, right? It took me 7 times to watch Blade Runner before I thought it was a masterpiece, the other 6 times I was bored. I...

2.0
0

If Ridley Scott is smart, and he is, he will hold Michael Fassbender close and cast him for however many sequels he plans on doing for the Alien prequel series. He is phenomenal as David who is a terrifying character, perhaps even more than the array of creatures seen in Alien: Covenant. The movie suffers a bit from trying to please fandom. It feels like...

3.0
0

Alien Covenant Not sure what I was expecting but it was pretty good. Like ‘2001:Space Odyssey’ (mostly cos of HAL), ‘Prometheus’ , ‘A.I.’ , ‘Blade Runner’ , ‘iRobot’, ‘Alien’ series, mixed and matched together. I liked the way it flowed, crazy enough it was kind of action packed, not massive in the action side or scary, it’s just Alien-esk. Strangely...

3.0
0

Yeah, PROMETHEUS was kind of a mess script-wise. Full of dumb characters making even dumber decisions. Heck I wouldn’t remove my facemask in an Earth sewer, so why a scientist would remove their helmet on an alien planet, or say “Hi” to a space cobra-thing, or… anyway you get the point. But oh boy, PROMETHEUS was gorgeous to look at. The design, the...

4.0
0