ReelViews for 'SCIENCE FICTION' movies
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
A weird cross between "District 9" and "The Battle of Algiers" that doesn’t do either of those apparent inspirations justice.
Re-released for its 40th Anniversary: "Close Encounters" is the complete package, and it shines as brightly in its latest iteration as it did in its first.
A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.
Deserves to be seen for all that’s good and original about it and for the distinctive way it uses monster movies and monster movie conventions.