Arrival

Arrival

DVD - 2017
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When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team ,including linguist Louise Banks, 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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Paramount Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Semiconscious
Jun 02, 2019

Another "ETs give a lesson in humanity" story similar to 'Interstellar' or 'Contact.' I hoped to like this film more, but couldn't excuse its flaws. The plot is so disjointed and diffuse, it would've been more fitting for the aliens' final message to be a big question mark.... ???

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kaytatmain
May 28, 2019

Watch it to the end, and see hope happen! Well done.

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CurlyWhirly
May 19, 2019

Yet another worthless "aliens-arrive-on-earth" movie that is so bad that it put me to sleep.

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tikkit
Apr 10, 2019

Excited thinking its a good movie, surprising it has high rating, maybe movie for artificial intelligent IQ

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nfntplsr
Mar 28, 2019

A great movie !

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LoriVirginia
Mar 10, 2019

Movie was intriguing the first two thirds of the movie, but fell apart after that. Unsatisfying weak ending. I do like the acting of Amy Adams, however, no matter what movie she is in.

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jferrerosa2
Feb 20, 2019

This movie is too good for a simple review. It's taken from Cheng's "Story of Your Life," which is such an awesome sci-fi concept. Although for some the idea may not be new, the way it's being used is rather innovative and novel. The characters are fantastic as well, and I like how they focused on language.

For what to expect:
Many people looking for an action film or aliens vs humans will not find this movie to be worth their time. This is one of the first films in the 21st century that has little to no violence whatsoever. With that being said, many people will not like it for that reason. It's almost like a better version of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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reginator_22
Feb 03, 2019

The flash forward/backward scenes kinda threw me off. But I like the cast of this film. Might watch it again to catch stuff I might have missed.

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wyllow
Jan 16, 2019

Geez, can we NOT post comments that give away the originality and twist of the ending??

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RoTom
Dec 11, 2018

Don't bother. I did not get the hype around this movie. There was a Chinese market supplement added like in Iron Man and other films. It is an interesting concept explored and the twist too. This would have been interesting if done in the 80's with an 80's music montage where they unlock the puzzle of the language.

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Gwen904
Sep 25, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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B00kluv3r
Sep 04, 2017

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Jun 28, 2017

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DFX
Apr 14, 2017

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

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Mar 20, 2017

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reginator_22
Feb 03, 2019

Coarse Language: Brief strong language.

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

Other: The movie is most likely too slow and convoluted for most preteen or younger viewers to care or comprehend what is going on.

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The aliens are a little weird-looking.

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

Sexual Content: One character asks a woman (presumably they are married) if she "wants to make a baby".

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

Violence: An explosion.

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CielyRanger
Mar 21, 2017

Coarse Language: One f**k and a handful of other, milder terms.

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reginator_22
Feb 03, 2019

Louise Banks: Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it... and I welcome every moment of it.

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jimg2000
May 13, 2017

Before you commit to him, ask him the sanskrit word for war and its translation.
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“Gavisti”(गविष्टि)
He says it means "an argument." What do you say it means?
-A desire for more cows.
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Well, the cornerstone of civilization isn't language, it's science.
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Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order... I remember moments in the middle... And this was the end... But now I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived.
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If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
-Maybe I'd say what I feel more often. I... I don't know.
You know, I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as i can remember. You know what
surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.
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Suits, honor, flowers... Colonel, those are all tile sets in mah-jongg.

Many more in IMDb

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johnstonmk
Apr 13, 2017

Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it... and I welcome every moment of it.

britprincess1ajax Mar 28, 2017

"I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived."

britprincess1ajax Mar 28, 2017

"Language is the foundation of civilization. It is the glue that holds a people together. It is the first weapon drawn in a conflict."

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