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Opened in Theaters: Friday, May 25th, 1979

Directed by Ridley Scott
Genre: SciFi
Running Time: 1:57

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Academy Award® Winner
Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic that follows a ship and its crew that investigates an SOS signal from a unvisited planet, only to find that the signal was not a rescue request, but a dire warning.  View more >

sci-fi violence/ gore and language

Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright...  View more >

Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  8 80 See Now! Percent
Good  2 20 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  0 0 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
10 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberApr 16, 2003
"Alien" came out in 1979 is a very frightning film about a creature from outer space which terrorized a space station. Two years after "Star Wars" came out, Director Ridley Scott has come up with a different kind of science fiction movie. A cross between a science fiction movie a nd a horror movie and that's where "Alien" came into the scene.

Sigourney Weaver plays Ripley, one of the first action movies witch featured a woman in the lead. The creature is slimy and mean. No doubt about it, this is one scary movie that is a must see.

One ad for the movie said it best,"In Space, No one will hear you scream!"
[--- See Now! ---]by VIP MemberApr 28, 2003
[--- Good ---]by  Oct 26, 2003
[--- See Now! ---]by  Nov 5, 2003
A genuine milestone in cinema history. Great sets and effects; Ridley Scott builds the atmosphere masterfully and it scared the s**t out of me the first time I saw it.

See it on the big screen and it will do the same to you.

[--- See Now! ---]by  Nov 13, 2003
Still the best of the series, still and outstanding film. Even if you've seen it before, seeing it on the big screen is worth the price of admission.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Sep 6, 2005
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[--- See Now! ---]by  May 30, 2012
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. The realism brought to the screen by Ridley Scott is unforgettable. This movie gave me the creeps when I first seen it and is the only movie that made me want to wait before I ventured out into the darkness that night...

Excellent storyline and very well executed. The cast for this movie is perfect - they covered all the personality types and there's someone to relate to no matter what personality type you are. The Alien is horrific and the set artist (HR Giger) brings it all together. The best part is the realism. I don't like movies that don't have a believable plot and this one will make you believe.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Sep 11, 2013

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