• Tom Bannatyne

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tom Bannatyne 20 Aug, 2014

    'I can't lie to you about your chances, but you have my sympathies.'

    Alien is not only a benchmark for the genres of horror and sci-fi in film, it is also an example of how the best characters are not defined by parameters set by a screenwriter or two. If reports are to believed, all seven characters in Alien were written as non-gender specific, but it was not for some time that it was considered that Ripley could be a…

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  • Selmara

    ★★★★★ Added by Selmara

    επειδη μου λειπει πολυ η Ellen Ripley και τη θυμαμαι κατα καιρους, ηρθα να πω οτι ειναι ισως ο καλυτερος και ρεαλιστικοτερος γυναικειος χαρακτηρας που εχω δει ποτε σε καποιου ειδους 'τεχνη'

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  • hockeyfan15

    ★★★★½ Watched by hockeyfan15 24 Aug, 2014 5

    I've said stuff like "I can't believe this was the first time I saw this!" a lot this year. Of all of the times I've said that this year, this is probably the ultimate one.

    Alien is a sure classic and it's suspense at it best. The visuals are awesome, especially since this film was made in 1979. The acting is outstanding, Sigourney Weaver, is outstanding in her debut film. Everything in this movie is great! So why 4.5 stars.…

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  • Jason

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jason 25 Aug, 2014

    B&W

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  • Beef Surpreme

    ★★★½ Watched by Beef Surpreme 23 Aug, 2014 2

    Ich kann nicht so viel mit soch "alten" Filmen anfangen. Ich muss immer den Vergleich zu neueren Filmen ziehen, vor allem im Science-Fiktion und in der Horror-Spalte (siehe meine Revies zu The Thing) und in diesem ziehen die alten meist den kürzeren.
    In diesem Falle muss ich zunächst sagen, dass Segourney Weaver atemberaubend gespielt hat (wie attraktiv jung sie da war!), die Geschichte ist spannend erzählt. Ich hätte mir mehr Horror gewünscht, mehr Abwechslung, mehr nicht so typische Horror-Logik (Oh,…

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  • Harvey Gardner

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Harvey Gardner 18 Aug, 2014

    "In space no one can hear you scream."

    A visual masterpiece that boasts some of the best cinematography and special effects that i have ever seen, with an incredible mixture of the fantastical and the routine aspects of the universe. The constant symbolic resonance of the characters dealing with an almost god-like creature with the sighting of the dead space jockey, and the helplessness that they feel as the alien killer stalks them is powerful and unsettling. The movie always…

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  • killapede

    Added by killapede

    greatest of all time

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  • MetalDevil907

    ★★★★½ Added by MetalDevil907

    Its the intense build up and creepy atmosphere that creates the horror not cheap scares and lots of gore in this believable Ridley Scott masterpiece..I dare say the greatest sci-fi horror with John Carpenters The Thing following close second..

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  • Matt Swanson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Swanson 15 Aug, 2014

    I'm a touch inebriated. I can't put together a proper review. Just watch it, you doogan. It's awesome.

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  • Mark A Hankewycz

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mark A Hankewycz 14 Aug, 2014

    Just bought the blu-ray of this film for a great price, and wow, this looked and sounded great. Someone could have told me this movie was made in the twenty-first century and I would believe them. It also still held up on a rewatch, I simply love the suspense.

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  • martinblank

    ★★★★★ Added by martinblank

    Pretty much the last word in nightmarish, claustrophobic horror, and its sexual subtext could hardly be clearer. Watch it again and study the Lovecraftian monster (designed by H.R. Giger, built by Carlo Rambaldi), which bursts from John Hurt's stomach in an obscene parody of birth and has a long, slimy tongue with razor-sharp teeth that chatter and thrust into flesh. Note the womblike interior of the marooned spaceship where the crew members of the Nostromo, an oil-refinery spacecraft, discover the…

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  • Gnske

    ★★★★½ Added by Gnske

    Fantastic shit-your-pants tier movie. Despite this it's not an unnerving watch and more an extremely comfy thrill ride.

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