Arrival

Undocumented Alien Friday

Director: 
Denis Villeneuve
Year: 
2016
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
116 mins
Cast: 
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
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When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team—lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)—are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers—and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

"The extraordinary success of 'Arrival' is that it combines its bravura style and grand sci-fi questions with tremendous emotional intelligence and a heart so full it’s ready to burst." - Bryan Bishop, The Verge

"Anchored by an internalized performance from Amy Adams rich in emotional depth, this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Let’s just say the food for thought on offer here is Michelin-star-worthy. It turns an already beautiful, provocative allegory into the kind of science-fiction that can bump your whole worldview off balance. This is riveting, dizzying stuff from Villeneuve." - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

"An intelligent, eloquent and stirring sci-fi that grips from start to finish, Arrival is up there with the year’s best movies." - Matt Maytum, Total Film

"Adams, her face a reflection of conflicting emotions, is simply stellar in an Oscar-buzzed performance of amazing grit and grace. Without her, 'Arrival' might be too cerebral to warm up to. With her, the film gets inside your head and emerges as something intimate and epic, a linguistics odyssey through space and time. It's the stuff that dreams are made of." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone