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Independence Day

(1996)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi destruction and violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/3/1996 , 145min.
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Viewer Score
58%
Viewer score based on 9 ratings
59%
Critic score based on 18 reviews

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February 23, 2014
michaelmayoliz
Really corny... Good for a younger crowd.
February 18, 2014
honeydove64
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
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
June 05, 2009
Rean Rossier
I thought this movie was awful It looked like this movie copied Star Wars & Aliens. It was boring & long I just wanted it to be over I was so bored that I went on my laptop. { SOME Spoliers}
August 28, 2008
Lil mikey 1012
It was okay

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Cruises to an upbeat ending but furnishes no more of the wicked thrills of the initial hour. Particularly disappointing is the human contrivance employed in the defeat of the vastly superior enemy. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
Two reasons it's impossible to resist "Independence Day": because of its pitch-perfect cartoonish dialogue ("Now you're never gonna get to fly the space shuttle if you marry a stripper!") and because the Captain, like Indiana Jones, is so unflappably tough. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
With its hackneyed plot, feeble attempts at characterization, and predictable finale, the second half of Independence Day becomes an extremely dull and lifeless affair. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Cities engulfed by rolling walls of flame, sinister aquamarine power blasts turning beloved national monuments to toast, even the roiling clouds the spaceships appear out of, they are all disturbing, unsettling and completely convincing. Full Review
Kevin McManus
Washington Post
Cruises to an upbeat ending but furnishes no more of the wicked thrills of the initial hour. Particularly disappointing is the human contrivance employed in the defeat of the vastly superior enemy. Full Review

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