By Denis Villeneuve

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-11-11
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
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Arrival Description

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert translator Louise Banks (Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams) – races against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker co-star in this mesmerizing masterpiece with a mind-blowing ending.

Moving to the big city to chase your dreams is a classic American story. And every year, thousands of fresh-faced young men and women abandon their small town roots in favor of the uncertainty and chaos of urban life. Dead on Arrival follows naïve newcomers who quickly learn that the city streets are not only teeming with excitement and opportunity, but also riddled with crime and violence. Caught in the hustle of city living, these innocent young adults are set on a dangerous trajectory the moment they set foot in a new city-they are Dead on Arrival - unfortunate victims of their own ambitions and dreams.

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  • Evocative

    dr lisa: not bad for a girl
    The value of this movie is many fold. First, throughout the movie,I wanted to try my methods to communicate with them: singing to them, dancing artfully in a qi gong dance improv mindfully connecting to them sort of way, play, show people hugging, showing 12 peoplesitting on floor (like the 12 pods) holding hands, smiling, laugher, crying, reaching to Abbot and Costello with open hands, with namaste honored hands...and that was inspiring after the movie was over. Next, it was fascnating that she was chosen; her life and her powers and gifts to connect with them and they with her. And it evokes the dimensions of time, the meaning of events, trust, intuition, levels of collaboration, interconnectness, etc Anyone who says this is boring, is IMO, not-intelligent and daft. It is not an action movie. It isa thoughtful inspiring poetic vision of sorts. It would be good to show in classrooms and have discussions following. Lovely.
  • Moving, Ground breaking and great movie

    Even though it has a really high RT score, Arrival is still one of the most underrated movies of the year. Amy Adams performance is transcending, direction & screenplay is masterful and one of the most memorable original scores of the year. Really stick with you for a long long time. Masterful
  • This movie is so powerful and inspiring!

    Jackie Chris
    I always believe there is another life planet besides us, its just matter of time that if we can find them or they came by. The universe is probably larger than we think, it could be equal to infinity. I will never made it to that day, the day that we walk in to the universe and discover more lifes. This movie is so inspiring, at least for me, because I want to step in this field of learning universe, something like that, made contribution to this searching process. Go watch it, it is powerful than itself.
  • Decent Story

    After watching it recently on Amazon Prime I could see how some may have found it a very appealing story and well made with good acting. On the other hand, it is not a story that appeals so much to me since I suppose I just don't ever see it happening. Also the creatures look too familiar - will leave it at that without spoiling anything. It will be just a one and done watch for me. Not one I would want to own. Amy Adams is in way too many movies. How she get picked for Lois Lane???
  • Regret buying movie

    I understood the premise of the movie. I even sat and watched the whole movie. But I found it to be a waste of my time. The movie was slow and hard to follow. Normally I love to watching sci-fi movies but this one, I regret adding to my movie collection. I do not recommend this movie.
  • Beautiful

    This is not an action-packed film, but it is very gripping if you enjoy discovering cultural differences. Watching this film gave an interesting premise that there was a higher level of communication that humanity was invited to join - as long as the proverbial ones who are afraid of differences don't interfere out of ignorance.
  • Derivative sleep aid

    It's like Close Encounters, without the good bits. Villeneuve takes known tropes and franchises, and makes them... duller. Third act is only slightly less ridiculous than Interstellar, at least she doesn't get stuck in a closet.
  • Awful

    Waste of time because it was just an obvious attempt at trying to elicit certain emotions from the audience. Lame.
  • Powerful and mesmerizing!

    Arrival is an epistemological epic, a cautionary tale about interaction, cooperation and how the very means of communication shape the foundation of our relationships. The scenes are truly gorgeous. The soundtrack sets the perfect mood for a story that is both tragic and full of wonder. Could be the best Sci-fi film in half a century 10/10
  • Great Movie!

    Great movie, amazing score!
  • Phenomenal

    Extremely well done science fiction movie. Fantastic story and plot twist. Cinematography and music are stellar as well.
  • Outside the box

    Not necessarily about aliens. More about human connections and communication. I loved it. Soul searching in progress.
  • Great Movie

    Great story!
  • The most over-hyped movie of 2016

    A promising start turned into a completely flat story. You will find a far better story in solving German code in Enigma, or the IJN code for the Midway. Even CONTACT has a far more imaginative solution to alien code than this. There is no absolutely no redeeming quality in this movie. 2001 reigns supreme in SciFi after 50 years. Unbelievable.
  • Amy Adams saved a middling script

    Rhythm Oriented
    Nicely shot film with fairly predictable storyline. Amy Adams was on point in 2016 between this and the (better IMHO) Nocturnal Animals back-to-back. An enjoyable watch that did not quite deserve the Oscar nominations it received.
  • Zzzzzzzzzzz

    Randy Weber
    Total snooze fest.
  • Gooooooddd

    It was well thought out. Hawkeye was cool, but no bow. Iron is not in it.
  • Love

    Franklin Frazier
    Reminded me of interstellar
  • Cerebral - a fantastic movie

    This movie is fantastic. It's cerebral, and not an action flick. If you want a dumb movie with lots of explosions, watch independence day. If you want a movie with feeling, suspence, and some real thought to it, watch this.
  • Better

    Mark - TUCSON, AZ.
    Better because it's far more realistic then the trillions upon trillions of the other Alien movies between 2016–2017. 👀 👍🎽👍 💣 👣

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