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Average of 826 ratings: 3.6 Stars

2011 M Contains violence, offensive language and sexual references.

Who's up for a close encounter?

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg star as two science-fiction freaks who, while on a quest to discover what lies at the heart of Nevada's infamous Area 51, cross paths with an alien (voice of Seth Rogen) on the run from earthly authorities. The irreverent duo that brought us Shaun of the Dead assembled an impressive cast that includes Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and Blythe Danner for this raucous cross-country romp.

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99 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0; English audio descriptive

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,DVS Dolby Digital2.0

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4 by Foden

Paul is a surprisingly well crafted spoof on the American u.f.o. and conspiracy industry which I suspect most fans of sci-fi will enjoy immensely.

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1.5 by canterburyange

Didn't find it very funny at all. The two main characters may work well together in other movies but in this one it all seemed a little strained. Don't expect many laughs. The female lead is also extremely... Read more

4 by Worpet

Very funny. English humour in America!!!! Love the way Nick and Simon feed off each other and Paul was so 'un pc' it was a breath of fresh air.

3 by miss tracee

Seth Rogen's voice is so annoying. I really wanted to like this more, but sadly it's not that good. The jokes were childish and not nearly as clever as in Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. Maybe if Jeffrey... Read more

4 by Lyncus

A really funny spoof on UFos. Our whole family enjoyed this - even the wife who normally turns off at the mention of "Sci-fi".

5 by casio99


I loved this movie so much I had to buy myself a copy. All the actors/comedians are in top form and Seth Rogen as Paul the alien makes you laugh out loud so many... Read more

4.5 by clayboy

Thought it would be one of those stupid try too hard for a laugh movies...I laughed and laughed so much the neighbours must have thought I was on something! British lead actors made this film. Watch it.

3.5 by juchebro

A surprisingly hilarious film that was worth watching to the end. Not exactly a laugh out loud type of film to be sure but well worth checking out.

4.5 by mitch1

It was great, I thought it would a stupid film, a waste of time, but it had us in laughter.

3 by qofd

A lot of fun to watch with many sci-fi references thrown in for good measure.