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R In Theaters 07/18/1986 , 138min.
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Critic score based on 9 reviews

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July 06, 2012
\"Choke on it and die already!\" Words intended to quiet down a guy that was loudly chomping on pop corn during the early suspense scenes of this film. I've held on to those words with fondness. They symbolize the undying hunger in audiences for a good ass kicking film. And back in the day, this one kicked ass like no other. I had read the script to this film and wondered where those
January 01, 2010
horror central coming up!!!!
February 01, 2009
About the only movie made in this franchise with any substance to it, and actually the best and most popular one ever made with both fans and mainstream movie audiences.
December 24, 2008
James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi classic ALIENS is my most personal favorite movie of all time. its the best movie ever!!! it has a great badass cast especially sigourney weaver playing lt. ellen ripley kicking some aliens butts and also when ripley is in the powerloader to protect newt from the queen alien and when she says "get away from her you bitch" is the greatest line in the movie.
August 25, 2008
very classic full of its dramatic action, clever story, and eye popping visuals such as the aliens that are very clever for even modern day. loved it.

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James Cameron's vault into the big time after scoring with the exploitation actioner The Terminator makes up for lack of surprise with sheer volume of thrills and chills - emphasis is decidedly on the plural aspect of the title. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Director James Cameron dumps the decorative effects of Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien in favor of some daring narrative strategies and a tight thematic focus. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package. Full Review
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
I'm giving the movie a high rating for its skill and professionalism and because it does the job it says it will do. I am also advising you not to eat before you go to see it. Full Review
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