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Utter bullocks. Complete rubbish unless you're a chick. More a love story than a sci-fi. Blokes beware.
Two and a half hours waiting for something to happen and just when you think something... Read more is going to happen....wham, nothing freakin' happens!!
Even when Tommy Lee Jones makes an appearance and the music tempo increases and you think, "Oh, something's going to happen here"..... nothing happens.
Oh, and I worked out what would happen in the first 10 minutes. I bet you will too.
Complete and utter rubbish. I wish I never saw it. To think, I'm two and a half hours older and 10 bucks poorer for having seen it.
Nothing that special about this predicable story but for some reason you can't help liking the film. A nice one line ending which you must not miss!
Has some excellent moments but the film can't ultimately escape being dragged down by religious bigotry. If it got rid of the McConaughey character it would be the better for it.
We really enjoyed this movie - not quite enough to go out and buy a copy for my collection. A bit dated these days but a good watch for us as scifi buffs. More believable and enjoyable than "Independence Day".
Entertaining but a little predictable. Enjoyed though
I really enjoyed this movie - enough to go out and buy a copy for my collection. A bit dated these days but a good watch for the scifi buff. A bit more believable than "Independence Day".
One of the best sci fi films out there. Jodi Foster plays a phd graduate who spends her time trying to intercept radio messages from outer space. Most of her colleagues rubbish her work until one day... Read more she indeed picks up an inter-stellar message which is actually a set of instructions to build a space ship of sorts. Needless to say the government gets involved and building begins. One of the few intelligently written sci films (probably because it is based on a book by that great populariser of science, Carl Sagan), it is an utterly compelling drama. Jodi Fosters creates an appealing and memorable character, Mathew McConnaghy puts in a convincing performance, and John Hurt almost steals the show with a great cameo. Thoroughly recommended if you are at all into science, philosophy or just damn good film-making.
I'm a Jodie foster Fan so I loved this and I love sci fi so the two went together hand in hand, great acting and great storyline so well worth the watch even though it is an older movie now.
from the mighty awe inspiring psychological thriller silence of the lambs, to well, uh, contact. um what can i say. i guess: jodi foster what were you thinking would be a good start. while very thought... Read more provoking and interesting i felt the ending was a hell of a let down, for such a build up it was a hell of an anti climax.
...loved the implausibility of it all, and the realisation of the dream of contact with alien intelligence. Jodie Foster was great, the evil guys a bit too heavily caricatured but the movie held my... Read more attention. More than can be said for many others. Oh, and I appreciated the dedication to Carl Sagan too...one of the great men of our era.