Skyline Reviews

  • The Strauses used their tech savvy to make a marvel of logistics that looks every bit as slick as a studio tentpole. It's just a shame they haven't figured out a way to CG a decent story. Yet.

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • Trapped inside what looks like a Marina del Rey condo complex, the principals raise and lower the blinds, run up and down the stairs and occasionally venture outside, while the audience, if it has the energy, yells: "No! Don't do that! That's stupid!"

    Mike Hale — New York Times

  • These aren't moviemakers who live even in other movies, let alone the world. They live in hard drives.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • It's finally here: The most boring alien-invasion movie ever.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • More and more frequent attacks by the brain-sucking outer space invaders... don't come so much as frights or thrills as they do a form of relief; as long as the mayhem's going on, we're spared the dialogue.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • It's like a trip to a Kmart staffed by the ugliest beings imaginable.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Visual-effects wizards Greg and Colin Strause directed, showing more affinity for the city's steel and glass than for any of the characters.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • An underwhelming and derivative sci-fi thriller that's only marginally more impressive than a run-of-the-mill SyFy Channel telepic.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • "Skyline" plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • There's a kind of magic that happens when a movie inspires complete strangers to ridicule it to each other on the way out of the theatre.

    Jason Anderson — Toronto Star

  • The only fascinating thing about Skyline is that that such a mad muddle of a movie can even exists in an era of corporate homogeneity and purported quality-controlled.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • How this managed not to go direct-to-DVD (and actually get a wide distribution rather than just a handful-of-theaters dump) is one of 2010's great cinematic mysteries.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • A laughably bad sci-fi mash-up with some above-average special effects.

    Megan Lehmann — Hollywood Reporter

  • Directors Colin and Greg Strause eschew things like a credible script and decent acting to focus on CGI enactments of hapless apartment dwellers being rammed into slimy alien orifices.

    Steve Newton — Georgia Straight

  • A big screen B-movie with a convoluted plot and limited scope - inundating viewers with melodrama instead of the alien invasion apocalypse occurring outside.

    Ben Kendrick — ScreenRant

  • The filmmakers thought that all it would take to make a movie is some special effects, but this film only goes to show what most people already know: a film shouldn't be designed around something meant to be an afterthought.

    Jeff Beck — Examiner.com

  • (Skyline movie review at Combustible Celluloid)

    Jeffrey M. Anderson — Combustible Celluloid

  • Skyline packs some impressive money shots, however with its tracing-paper-thin script there's not enough propping up these whizz-bang set pieces.

    Simon Reynolds — Digital Spy

  • Skyline might be a midnight B-movie, but it's also hopelessly inept and a grievous waste of time and talent with no ending whatsoever.

    R. L. Shaffer — IGN DVD

  • I think Skyline ultimately fails as a movie.

    Drew McWeeny — HitFix

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