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Arrival

English
Sci-FiMysteryDrama
25 Nov, 2016
1 hrs 56 mins
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9,307 votes
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SYNOPSIS
When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Verdict: So much more than just another alien movie. If you don't already know, Arrival is based on a short story by Ted Chiang named Story Of Your Life (great read, by the way). While a lot of “cinematic liberties” have been taken in the movie, they are acceptable and fit well. Having said that, we wish a few […]... ...Read full review
It is with slight regret that I look back at his previous film Sicario the first film that I ever reviewed and wonder why I didnt award it 5 stars. It has only matured with time. Arrival is even more breathtaking. It delivers, sometime around the hour-and-a-half mark, a blow so devastating, that you will find yourself gasping for breath for the rest of its duration, right up until the its final moments, when yet another new realisation will leave you in a numbing daze. As if youre floating in space, being sucked into a wormhole; your mind, and your emotions, sucked dry from the monumental work of brilliance youve just experienced. ...Read full review
If the synopsis sounds like a typical bombastic sci-fi blockbuster, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Armed with an outstanding screenplay by Eric Heisserer, and based on a short story by Ted Chiang titled Story of Your Life`, director Denis Villeneuve creates an atmosphere of global dread with barely an explosion. The strength of Chiangs story is so powerful that Villeneuve could probably replace the lead actors with most other Hollywood A-listers and still have the same impact. ...Read full review
While the world stays busy over what`s better - DC or Marvel - and people cannot get more of the umpteenth Harry Potter or Jack Sparrow movie, Arrival, like Inception or Gravity, is the rare film that stands tall at the end of the year because of its sheer genius. ...Read full review
Too many films these days give away too much by way of plot in their trailers. So I decided to watch Arrival knowing as little as I possibly could about the film, and without having watched the trailer deliberately. All Id read before going in is that the films title denoted the arrival of aliens on earth, and that Amy Adams is brought in to communicate with them. That much is about all you need to know, to help you decide if you want to watch the film. ...Read full review

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