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PG-13| 2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.

Cast: Will Smith , Bill Pullman , Jeff Goldblum , Mary McDonnell , Judd Hirsch , Margaret Colin , Randy Quaid , Robert Loggia

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Action, Science fiction

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Independence Day (1996)

Release Date: July 3rd, 1996|2 hr. 25 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The alien attack, taking place in several cities at once, is breathtaking...All the same, Independence Day is consistently funny. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A rousing state-of-the-art cartoon capped by an aerial-combat climax that, to its credit, isn't anti-climactic. [2 July 1996, p.D1] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    For all of its huge budget, Independence Day is a timid movie when it comes to imagination. The aliens, when we finally see them, are a serious disappointment. show more

  • February 23, 2014 michaelmayoliz
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    Really corny... Good for a younger crowd.

  • February 18, 2014 Sweetrose
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    I enjoyed the film and loved the effects! It is a thrill to see Capt. Steve (Smith) and Mr. Levinson (Goldblum) become the great heroes saving the World.I loved the realism of Brothethood,that many countries came to our side in assistance.Wonderful and truly great

  • August 21, 2012 grannato9
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    I love this movie...There are a few places that are hard to believe. The President didn\'t know there is an Area 51? Really? And...Why did the first Lady crash at El Toro when she was going to Nellis. And...did the doctors do surgery to try and stop her bleeding? But none the less, I love this movie and watch it often. Never get tired of it. I wish they had done an after movie...getting civilation back. P.S. I am 70 years old.

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