This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Tom Hardy could cut my throat and I'd thank him for that.
I've always been intrigued by languages and the process of communication, so I knew I would've liked this movie, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. I especially appreciated the different portrayal of a well-known theme for this industry: we still got the classic debate "Are aliens bad or good?" but, this time, the viewers have to stick to the main characters' journey through scientific discovery in order to understand anything themselves. Truly appreciated was also the final, paradox-like "plot twist" (you might want to check Wikipedia as soon as the movie ends).
Unexpectedly good performance from Jeremy Renner; Amy Adams, excellent as usual.