Alien

Alien is a fantasy and mystery motion picture that follows the story of a three-member team's encounter with an alien. This science-fiction movie is based on O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett's story.


Icon Age rating
Age rating:
R
Icon Director
Director:
Ridley Scott
Icon Duration
Duration:
1h 57m
Icon Genre
Genre:
Horror, Science Fiction

Icon Release date
Release date:
1979-06-21
Icon Stars
Stars:
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2017
    "ALIEN will always stand as a the high watermark in Sci-fi thrillers. It is the pinnacle of body horror, and a design and cinematography masterpiece in every way. What the alien represents is a fear of the unknown and it plays on our phobias like a subtle masterclass. It's great strength is that it is essentially everything that is enjoyable about a B-movie but given a totally convincing A-grade make-over, whilst played out as unrelenting visceral terror. Scott conducted a perfect storm of creative talent. Jerry Goldsmith's music is as dark and brooding as the Giger landscapes, creating a perfect melding of sound and vision. Terry Rawlings pace and editing keep you hooked throughout. Ron Cobb's design work makes for a convincing location into which Giger's horror's infiltrate. The cast are all top notch, always convincing as they all in their various ways crumble in the face of the horror they are facing. It has aged beautifully, it is not overrated, if anything it is taken a little too much for granted thanks to lesser sequels and rip offs."
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  • #2
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2017
    "Alien creates yet a new genre of thought itself. A new era dawned; that underpins the meaning of undoubtedly a sweeping reach in horror -in '79. Cinema history penned down, it just can't be overstated, also that my soul rejoices indefinitely in having being "grounded" in the times. Great things happen within the most unsuspecting moments while writing a play and Daniel Thomas O'Bannon has capsized a whole landscape of the horror genre in a single night of coffee and indulging in the very "vacuum" of what could Terrify."
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  • #3
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    Anonymous
    September 20, 2017
    "This is without a doubt my favorite movie of all time. Everything about it is so great. The script is tight and thrilling. The sets a re interesting and cool to see. There are unexpected twists. There is a little mystery surrounding the space jockey and the planet itself. Great performances from Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, and everybody else. This sis a great movie for fans of horror or sci fi, or just well-made movies in general. The best."
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    Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    "Read many reviews on this scent. Never seemed to be too many middle of the road reviews of it. So I purchased this and Purchased Angel as a back up just in case. For my wife, this was the hands down favorite. We both feel it's not as strong as some of the reviews, but it's not light and airy either. It is a bolder scent, but in a good way for her. She routinely uses this perfume over the many she has tucked away. I also enjoy the scent with no issues"
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "Alien is a movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Henry Dean Stanton, and John Hurt.The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens.""
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  • #6
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    Anonymous
    August 14, 2017
    "Recently I was discussing the best alien movies with a friend. They suggested that I check out Alien. I had seen the movie years ago and I liked it. So I bought a Blu-ray copy of Alien to watch. I was sad to see that the movie suffered from a poor transfer to Blu-ray format. It severely detracted from my enjoyment of the film."
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  • #7
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "I don't care what people say, Alien has aged so well, it has some great deliberate pacing and the cast is unbeatable. Plus even though it's not really a horror movie it still gets a rotation in my run up to Halloween horror films because of how well it using tension and scares. A true classic and a must watch."
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  • #8
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    Anonymous
    May 20, 2017
    "Alien is objectively one of the best horror movies to have ever graced the genre. Even to this day with our modern effects, this 1979 movie is terrifying. It stays away from a lot of the classic horror tropes of the era and has a fantastic strong female lead. If you have never seen this before, you need to!"
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  • #9
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "The quintessential classic ALIEN. A true work of horror and science fiction. These are my favourite genres. Nothing else in the aliens series quite comes close to the original in terms of suspense and thrills. The sheer dread you feel when you see the alien for the first time....unforgettable."
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  • #10
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    Anonymous
    October 27, 2017
    "An all time classic that seamlessly combines so many terrifying ideas. The lonelyness of space. Terrifying aliens that don't just kill you, they use your body as a host to reproduce killing you in the process. At the same time the strength of the female lead is truly awe inspiring."
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "Alien is really such a dope movie, and yes the leader character is female. I love any sort of extraterrestrial movies, and this one without a doubt struck home for me. These aliens are more dangerous then the aliens in other movies, so this one is more of a survival type of movie."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    June 9, 2018
    "Let's face it, Alien has stood the test of time, definitely the best 70's sci-fi movie ever and still shocking even to this day with the level of creative costuming and compelling story. Sigourney Weaver will never be topped, no matter how many remakes they through at us."
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  • #13
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "This movie let you think about what could be lying out there you know? Maybe there are monsters and scary stuff living out there waiting to get us. Such fear it gives and it opens the mind to new things."
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    Anonymous
    April 18, 2017
    "This particular science fiction film represents an all time classic, and a great work. I would easily and heartily recommend this book as a top of line selection within the science fiction film genre."
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  • #15
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    Anonymous
    September 20, 2017
    "Alien is a must see of any sci-fi and movie fan in general. It is one of Sigourney Weaver's and Ridley Scott's best action/ sci-fi movies. A must see and must own!"
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  • #16
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    Anonymous
    April 17, 2018
    "A science fiction classic called Alien stars Sigourney Weaver, Henry Dean Stanton, and John Hurt. On their voyage home they accidentally pick up alien life."
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  • #17
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    Anonymous
    September 23, 2017
    "alien is overrated; monsters have no personality just vegetables; blade runner far superior; if blade runner were the Beatles, alien would be the Osmonds."
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  • #18
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Do you like a better female protagonist in space? Well, you have Ellen Ripley: the embodiment of female badass!"
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  • #19
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    Anonymous
    November 20, 2017
    "Alien is among the best all time horror flicks. I get together with my friends and we watch it at least twice per year."
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Its a classic horror film. The soundtrack triggers chills and fears. Aliens do exist, and thats the scariest part."
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  • #21
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "This solution is good because fans of sci-fi would enjoy this movie. The story is good and the action is intense."
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  • #22
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    Anonymous
    May 18, 2018
    "I guess Alien is a great movie, but I think I wouldn't call it one of the best movies of ALL TIME..."
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    Anonymous
    November 16, 2017
    "This is a classic movie that everyone should see if they haven't seen it. Go watch it now if you haven't."
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "This is a really good movie and one of my all time favorites. I don't know if it is the best though."
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  • #25
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    Anonymous
    June 20, 2018
    "My son has been interested in space recently so we watched this. It is truly an all time classic."
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    Anonymous
    October 29, 2017
    "transcendence , predestination too the best sci-fi .."
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