“I Do Not Know Who To Vote.”
“"Get A Away From Her You Bitch"”
“The Only Paul Reiser Movie I Can Stand!”
“You Don't Mess With Mother Nature. On Earth Or LV-426”
“#6 Aliens, The Best Sci-Fi Sequel Ever Made!”
“The Definitive Sequel”
“ALIENS EXTENDED VERSION IS SUBLIME”
“What Can I Say That Hasn't Already Been Repeated Ad Nauseum ? Oh Yeah, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. THE BEST SEQUEL EVER MADE.”
“Still One Of My Favorite Movies.”
“Not As Good As The First”
“One Of My Top Favorite Movie Still !”
“Game Over Man! Game Over!”
“Wow, By Far My Favourite As Sci/Fi.”
“Now This Is What I Call A Moive!”
“ Colonial Marines!”
“AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL”
A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-'em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat despite your better instincts and the basically conventional scare tactics.
Walter Goodman - New York Times
The ads for Aliens claim that this movie will frighten you as few movies have, and, for once, the ads don't lie.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Count me out of the fan club for this one.
Gene Siskel - Chicago Tribune
One sequel that surpasses the original.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Makes up for lack of surprise with sheer volume of thrills and chills.
Dean Essner - Variety
John Hartl - Film.com
When it comes to the logical marriage of action, adventure, and science fiction, few films are as effective or accomplished as Aliens.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The trouble Ripley has found this time is exponentially bigger and scarier than anything she encountered in Ridley Scott's memorably minimalist, eerily elegant 1979 film.
Dean Essner - TIME Magazine
Another defining picture in the sci-fi genre. A stellar achievement that's almost as good as the original.
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Aliens contains a fascinating exploration of the way Western culture has traditionally aligned feminine characteristics onto nature while masculine characteristics have been aligned with civilisation.
Thomas Caldwell - Cinema Autopsy
James Cameron's Aliens is easily one of the best sequels ever made, taking the original story and expanding upon it in ways most sequels are afraid to do.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
It's interesting that the film, a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 atmospheric horror-film-in-space, is generally regarded as an action movie. Go through it, and you'll realize the character and dialogue scenes far outweigh the kablooey stuff.
Christopher Lloyd - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Proved that James Cameron has a mind for directing action movies considerably more nuanced and plot-driven than just "find ways to blow things up".
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
If you were to only see one movie in your entire lifetime it would have to be ALIENS. James Cameron has delivered a masterpiece that will never in a million years be topped...
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting
Some critics consider this chapter to be better than the first, but the two movies are vastly different: Ridley Scott's is a scary horror film, whereas James Cameron's is a high-tech actioner with superlative set-pieces.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Cameron's strength lies in solid storytelling in the muscular fashion that he stages the action, creating exciting thrills and intense suspense without ever descending into the mere mechanical.
Steve Biodrowski - ESplatter
Un film cle en son genre.
Jean-Francois Vandeuren - Panorama
Weaver is superb -- tough, smart, and the best fighter, male or female, in the movie.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
If only all blockbusters were this good.
Dean Essner - Film4
Truly great cinema.
Ian Nathan - Empire Magazine
There is always an interesting tension in Cameron's work between masculine and feminine qualities. When it finally hits the fan here, we're in for the mother of all battles.
Dean Essner - Time Out
It's actually scary to think about what the movie landscape would look like had Aliens not been the critical and commercial success that it was.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
Everything a sequel should be.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
This sequel dares to build slowly, allowing Weaver to develop a multi-dimensional character even as it ups the ante by fetishising the Marines' hi-tech hardware and spawning legions of aliens.
Dean Essner - Time Out New York
Features Sigourney Weaver as a female Rambo with nurturing instincts.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
The Director's Cut of the film hauntingly amplifies Ripley's disconnect from her dead daughter and her relationship to the young Newt.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
[A] modern sci-fi classic.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Aliens never strives to be as accomplished as the original, but it's wit and turbo-charged battles make it a wild and electric ride, one with the best replay value of the franchise.
Gabe Leibowitz - Film and Felt
What happens when you take a premise, soak it in a combination of adrenaline and kerosene, then light the sucker.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
The most instense and satisfying piece of science fiction ever made. James Cameron's masterpiece.
Blake Davis - KFOR Channel 4 News
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Unquestionably the greatest sci-fi roller coaster ride ever.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - San Francisco Examiner
Other than being overlong, this film is damn near perfect.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
A movie experience that sticks with you and begs for numerous revisits . . . the kind of film that marks career milestones and re-defines genres.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
A non-stop action fest.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
At first it's exciting, then it keeps going and going and going...
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
An extraordinary film.
James Rocchi - Netflix
How can I put into worlds the terrifying atmosphere, the in-your-face violence or the nerve-wrenching suspense of the film?
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
One of the few films that can be predicted perfectly, but it's so well crafted -- and so damn exciting -- that we just don't care.
Blake French - Filmcritic.com
Where Alien was largely a gothic horror flick, packed with suspense, Aliens is an action adventure, loaded with thrills. (Alien Quadrilogy)
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
the ultimate science fiction war epic
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
[An] instant cult classic.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Aliens is an exercise in film craftsmanship that has rarely been equaled in the twelve years since its release.
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
Scott's tension-building atmospherics are replaced by Cameron's high-octane punch.
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
Blockbuster combination of blistering action, smart sci-fi and gooey monsters.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
This is what this film does to you: it leaves you completely drained, just like the characters in this movie. Some say that the fact that this is exhausting is a major flaw; I say it's ingenius filmmaking, not a shock from James Cameron.
Ted Prigge - rec.arts.movies.reviews