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R In Theaters 05/25/1979 , 117min.
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April 22, 2011
It had an OK story

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San Francisco Chronicle
Feels like a streamlined improvement on the original. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
I recognize how few horror movies I've seen before or since that ever manage to capture such a tangible feeling of menace. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
The overall effect is about the same -- slow start, then escalating suspense and violence. Today's shock-movie fans will enjoy shrieking at it, and others should skip it. In space, no one can hear you ask for your money back. Full Review
Gregory Weinkauf
Dallas Observer
This is the breakout role for Sigourney (née Susan) Weaver, whose iconic presence still propels this ride beyond the scores of substandard imitations that followed. Why see it on the big screen? Because it's bloody brilliant. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The most important features of this "new" version are the digital cleaning of the print and the re-mastering of the sound. There are a few added scenes, but they are mostly insignificant and have been previously seen (at least by fans of the movie) on the laserdisc or DVD releases. Full Review
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