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Critic Reviews for Alien
The filmmakers have come up with some images that are sheerest nightmare. The film earns its shudders honestly: Scott is too talented to need gratuitousness as a aid.
This gorgeous, leisurely horror film expresses a spectacularly British xenophobia, a parenthetical nightmare of invasion envisioned between an awakening (at the start of the film) and a return to sleep (at its close).
After 40 years, this sci-fi horror masterpiece still feels lethally contemporary.
Everything shrieks fit to burst, ignoring the poster tagline ("In space no one can hear you scream").
I adore this movie. It's a movie that has engaging characters, an incredible creature, and its incredibly scary. It's one of Ridley Scott's best films.
Audience Reviews for Alien
A fantastic combination of sci-fi and horror, incredibly suspenseful and carefully structured with excellent pacing. Scott knows very well how to slowly build a disquieting tension and elevate it to the point of nerve-wracking, making this film a genuinely scary modern classic.
It is a slasher flick...IN SPACE! The visuals are gorgeous, the ship has a slight Kubrick design but with an extra gritty edge. The alien creature is one of the most iconic movie monsters for its unusual buggish look and sliminess. The creature is constantly in the shadows, giving a paranoid sense as to when it will come out and strike. The cast is very strong, Sigourney Weaver makes her character Ripley tough, sympathetic, and believable. This is the definitive sci-fi horror classic.
|Parker:||Why the hell don't you guys just freeze him?|
|Parker:||If we ain't out of here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space!|
|Parker:||I ain't drawing no straws, I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now.|