• Arrival (2016)


Release Date: November 11th, 2016

PG |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks - are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg , Jeremy Renner , Forest Whitaker , Amy Adams , Tzi Ma

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Science Fiction

Production Co: FilmNation Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    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

  • 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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