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Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune November 10, 2016
The focus is serious human drama, gripping in a way that sci-fi seldom achieves. The film is intricately handsome and rarely showy, flawlessly made and earnest-minded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle November 15, 2016
The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic November 14, 2016
The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post November 10, 2016
“Arrival” makes a moving case that we’ve only scratched the surface of what we think is possible – and what we define as intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4


Rotten Tomatoes 82%
Critics Consensus: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.

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.

TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 10/11/2016

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language

GENRE(S) Science Fiction

DIRECTOR(S) Denis Villeneuve

CAST INCLUDES Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien

SUMMARY ARRIVAL is a science fiction film about an expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials.

CUT All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A
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