Aliens

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Aliens
Aliens
  • R
  • 2h 18m
  • 1986
Certified Fresh99%
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Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators. Although she is ignored at first, when contact with colonists on a planet thought safe is suddenly lost, Ripley and a military team are sent to confront the aliens.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh99%
Critics Consensus: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Rick Kogan
Fresh

Scene to scene, encounter to encounter, its tension builds unrelentingly. So, fasten your seat bel...

June 25, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Desmond Ryan
Fresh

[Aliens] is a spectacular example of state-of-the-art science fiction simply because it never trie...

June 22, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Sheila Benson
Fresh

It's blaster action, not Gothic future-horror. Fortunately, director-screenwriter James Cameron ha...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the relentless, ravenous clawed monsters in Aliens, the sequel to Alien, are likely to give small kids (and others) nightmares. It's even more violent than the original. Besides the rerun of the grisly moment when embryonic aliens burst out of people (in reality and in dream scenes), we also see quick cuts of victims seared with acid, getting set on fire, and blowing themselves up with a grenade. Gunfire, bombs, and flamethrowers are directed at the aliens. Most disturbing of all -- or, at least, the most nakedly manipulative -- is the perpetual threat of ghastly violence/death/contamination directed at a frightened, screaming little girl. There's also a plethora of swearing and lots of adoring fondling of guns and high-powered weapons.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 18, 1986
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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