Cocoon

Cocoon

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When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energised with youthful vigour in this sci-fi classic from Ron Howard. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Best Supporting Actor (Don Ameche).

1985Rating: PG-13117 minsUSASLM Production Group, Zanuck/Brown Productions, 20th Century Fox
ComedyDramaScience Fiction

Cocoon | Reviews

76%33 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Howard brings a real sweetness to his subject, as does the film's fine cast of veteran stars...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Director Ron Howard brings a quality of gentleness and whimsy to the performances, but basically this is a highly calculated project...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The sugar level is positively diabetic, but the whole aura of warmth and cuddliness is hard to resist.

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Time Out

Time Out

Essentially, this is sci-fi with a heart, albeit one made entirely of cheese.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A sly and salty bit of wish fulfillment that, by its tremendous close, has its entire audience wishing along with it.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

A gentle and effective heart-tugger, Cocoon tries to make its audience feel good, but you can't help but feel uneasy about the vision of old age that director Ron Howard depicts...

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Collider

Collider

Somehow, it all just works. At least for someone who isn't too cynical to enjoy the ride.

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