• Arrival (2016)

Arrival

Release Date: November 11th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma, Abigail Pniowsky, Julia Scarlett Dan

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Science Fiction , Thriller , Drama

Production Co: 21 Laps Entertainment, Lava Bear Films, FilmNation

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, House, Office, Fascinating, Car, Creative, Quest, Survival, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Arrivals becomes an unexpectedly moving rumination on life’s bigger questions by its end. While it looks to other worlds, its main pleasure turns out to be the most intimate of questions. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Anchored by an internalized performance from Amy Adams rich in emotional depth, this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss. show more

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Arrival is a smart film, but it’s not a cold or clinical one. Both the first and last scene brought me to the verge of tears. show more

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Awards

Nominated Original Music
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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
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Nominated Film
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Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)