Alien

Alien

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Alien

The 1979 sci-fi horror that spawned a franchise, directed by a young Ridley Scott (his second film).

Sigourney Weaver stars as Ripley, a member of the Nostromo spaceship that - while on its way back to Earth - responds to an SOS on another planet. They find a derelict alien ship and investigate. A bad move, and the terror begins. Think Jaws on a spaceship.

1979Rating: M117 minsUSA, UK
HorrorScience FictionThriller
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Variety

Variety

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An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Superbly paced, imaginatively designed, consistently suspenseful and never attracts an unintentional laugh.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A great original.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.

5.0
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BBC

BBC

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One of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.

5.0
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The pick of the stomach popping bunch

Have the box set of these films and although over 25 years old the story is still kick ass if you havent seen this by now go hire the trilogy and see how great Sigourney Weaver is as the heroine

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Superbly paced, imaginatively designed, consistently suspenseful and never attracts an unintentional laugh.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A great original.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.

5.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

One of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.

5.0
0

The pick of the stomach popping bunch

Have the box set of these films and although over 25 years old the story is still kick ass if you havent seen this by now go hire the trilogy and see how great Sigourney Weaver is as the heroine

4.0
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