“In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream...”
“No One Can Hear You Scream In Space”
“Curiosity Killed The Cat”
“Excellent Movie, Set The Bar For The Sic-fi Horror Genre. Hope Prometheus Is Just As Good.”
“One Of Those Perfect Movies.”
“Best Film EVER!!!!”
“The Beginning Of One Of My Favorite Franchises.”
“In Space,your Screwed ^_^”
“"In Space No One Can Hear You Scream."”
“In Space No One Can Hear You Scream....... Unless Their In The Same Room While Your Guts Are Busting Out! :(”
“ In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream.”
“In Space...well, You Know.”
“The Perfect Alien/Horror Of The 20th Century...”
“This Is In The Top Three Best Scifi Films Ever”
“"The Best Sci-fi Film EVER Made."”
“Why I'll Be Sleeping With The Lights On Tonight”
“The Bottom Line Is: You Already Know Whether You Want To Embark On This Redundancy Mission Without Hearing A Peep From Me. Just Know, It's Watered Down And Blas”
“This Newest Release Of This Classic Film Is Every Bit An Improvement Upon A Thriller That's Already Difficult To Improve Upon...”
In space, the famous tagline went, no one can hear you scream. In Alien, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
These things no longer surprise or tantalize us as they once did. In a very short time, science-fiction films have developed their own jargon that's now become a part of the grammar.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
Superbly paced, imaginatively designed, consistently suspenseful and never attracts an unintentional laugh.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
A genuine fright classic.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It's a scream from another era that still echoes around us.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
An empty-headed horror movie with nothing to recommend it beyond the disco-inspired art direction and some handsome, if gimmicky, cinematography.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship.
Variety Staff - Variety
Besides Weaver and Skeritt, the top-notch ensemble includes two of Britain's best actors -- Ian Holm, as the untrustworthy science officer, and John Hurt.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
A haunted-house movie set in space, Alien also has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir -- the other genre to feature a slithery, sexualized monster as its classic villain.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
The scariest movie in history is actually a bit shy.
Michael Agger - Slate
The way [Ridley] Scott meticulously raises the sense of menace and tension is worthy of Hitchcock.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Alien looks amazing, almost like a new film.
Glenn Abel - Hollywood Reporter
It is depressing to watch an expensive, crafty movie that never soars beyond its cold desire to score the big bucks.
Frank Rich - TIME Magazine
Look as hard as you like, you won't spot a single flaw, even though the film's had 24 years to date.
Dean Essner - Total Film
A perfect roller coaster blend of horror and science fiction. Sigourney Weaver was an amazing discovery.
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
In a century of sci-fi/horror hybrids, few if any movies do such a good job at reaching the absolute highest peaks of both halves of that equation as this one.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
...a seminal feminist action flick.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Alien has power, elicits terror, and the acid blood scars your consciousness.
Blake Howard - 2UE That Movie Show
The most startling thing watching Alien again is its pacing. For the first 45 minutes, little happens. It's all slow, exquisite build-up, which makes the second half seem all the more horrific.
Erik Lundegaard - Seattle Times
It remains a benchmark of extra-terrestrial horror, and gave us a bona fide A-list star in the shape of Sigourney Weaver.
Dean Essner - Film4
My favorite film of all time is one of the finest blu-rays in my collection.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
The monster itself is still one of the flat-out scariest ever designed for the movies.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Ridley Scott's Alien is nothing short of a masterpiece. Technically brilliant, tense, horrifying and visually breathtaking, there's not a moment in this B-monster movie that doesn't excel well beyond the usual genre trappings.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
Science fiction horror doesn't get any better than this.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
It's a chilling, slow-paced, space horror movie using the same formula as the B-films of the 1950s.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Alien proved that material derided as B-movie fodder could be handled with finesse and glossy production values, without diminishing the thrills or polishing over the hard-edged horror.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
Better than most of today's big budget sci-fi/horror films.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
It certainly doesn't look like a 24-year-old movie.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
The limited strengths of its staple sci-fi horrors always derived from either the offhand organic/ Freudian resonances of its design or the purely (brilliantly) manipulative editing and pacing of its above-average shock quota.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
There's nothing terribly complex or original about the movie, but it is distinguished by its clever and innovative use of B-movie staples in a hi-tech setting.
Michael Scheinfeld - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This scary feature breathed new life into the horror genre, launching a length film franchise and introducing to audiences a major actress, Sigourney Weaver, in a tough role typically allotted to men.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
A movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
A wondrous reminder of how imagination can triumph over budget.
Edward Havens - FilmJerk.com
Keith Uhlich - Time Out New York
Alien will upset your mind and upset your stomach.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Still one scary mother.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
...a movie so good, so involving and so jolting that it not only takes is place among the great science fiction films of our time, but also the great thrillers.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Ripley, the protagonist of Alien, has more in common with our Puritan ancestors than with us.
Martin Scribbs - Low IQ Canadian
This is still a great film and it should be seen on the big screen.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Hoo ha! Twenty-four years later, Alien still kicks some serious butt.
Lewis Beale - Film Journal International
Alien is a scare machine that really works.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
One of those rare, timeless movies.
Kevin Carr - Film Threat
This is still the stuff of nightmares.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
Ridley Scott's new cut won't change the way people think about the movie, but it reinforces the film's strengths without alienating the series' biggest fans.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
Scott can still get me to jump by putting me almost on edge and then throwing me overboard with a small but loud hiss or from something that leaps out of the darkness.
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
It's a most satisfying return to one of the few sci-fi films that deserves to be called a masterpiece.
Glenn Lovell - San Jose Mercury News
Remains one of the best examples of sustained tension. There is a sense of ominousness, a sense that something bad is going to happen, from the moment the film begins.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
The film remains as gripping today as it was when it was first released in 1979.
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
At the risk of sounding like an old man, they really don't make 'em like this anymore.
Adrian MacKinder - Future Movies UK
It's one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.
Jamie Russell - BBC
A lot of horror/thriller directors assume that people see a movie for the blood and guts. However, the splatter means nothing if we don't know the characters.
Pete Croatto - Filmcritic.com
Though some of Scott's editing decisions in this new version are questionable -- one even violates continuity -- he has left the film's most suspenseful and chilling moments intact.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
A beautiful, quiet, and amazingly poetic film visually that lets its shots linger and build a mood of genuine isolation and dread.
Blake Davis - KFOR Channel 4 News
One of the finest examples of the scary sci-fi genre, with its sequel, Aliens, being the absolute best.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
...a memorable (yet demonstrably erratic) landmark of the cinematic sci-fi field...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
It scares us despite our knowing what is coming.
Donald J. Levit - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The first half of the film is lyrical and dreamy but when it turns into a nightmare it's cold, dark and eerie.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
It's all good, and just getting to see this freakin' frightening and visually stimulating flick on a big screen (especially for those who've never seen it in a theater) makes this well worth a trip to your homeworld multiplex.
Dean Essner - E! Online
The greatest science fiction horror film ever made.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Widely imitated but never surpassed.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
Intriguing, sometimes scary.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
What makes Alien truly terrifying is Scott's vision of a future where the line between man and machine is disappearing.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
A welcome re-release for Scott's classic sci-fi horror, with a couple of directorial tweaks for good measure.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
(The Director's Cut re-release) doesn't hold up as well as I'd anticipated, (but) the chest-bursting scene is still a seat-gripper.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A crucial film, a unique meld of genuine science-fiction and hardcore horror.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
It still has the power to scare the life out of us.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
In an era where the horror genre has faded into a laughable mix of teen slashers and formulaic storylines, Alien provides a welcome nostalgic dose of authentic terror.
Gabe Leibowitz - Film and Felt
Also welcome is the late-70s distrust of corporate authority, where the mother ship winds up being more duplicitous and evil than the marauding alien.
Jeremiah Kipp - Slant Magazine
A Claustrophobic spaceship and excellent cast help build layers of atmosphere and dread. The birth of the modern horror/sci-fi genre.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Alien remains an impeccably crafted thriller that seems almost as fresh today as it was 24 years ago.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
Superior science fiction and the best haunted house movie ever made.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
...more than a hair-raising sci-fi thriller...one of the best horror films ever made.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
An exercise in pure, raw, unadulterated fear.
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
The best recommendation for this film is the multitude of fans that watch this movie time and time again, re-experiencing same, often not so pleasant emotions, yet enjoying the rarely good work of art when they see one.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Both the Nostromo and the alien world where the alien gets picked up are strange and unforgettably original.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
It delivers a frightening, visionary look at a cold, inhuman future.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
...a seminal movie in the history of horror...
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
An atmospheric, claustriophobic, slow-moving creep-fest.
Ted Prigge - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Alien (1979) is 20th Century Fox's extremely suspenseful, space science-fiction horror film about a menacing, unstoppable,
Tim Dirks - Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Technically, Scott has consistently demonstrated that he ranks among the best popular film artists. Unfortunately, Scott's film doesn't work for me as well in other areas.
John A. Nesbit - Old School Reviews