“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.
- 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.
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
Alien is a scare machine that really works.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Hoo ha! Twenty-four years later, Alien still kicks some serious butt.
Lewis Beale - Film Journal International
One of those rare, timeless movies.
Kevin Carr - Film Threat
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
This is still the stuff of nightmares.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
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