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In mood, tone and imagery, this fourth installment in the esteemed horror series is a fascinating film under director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. But it's virtually impossible to follow.
New York Times:
The filmmaker's ghoulishly fecund imagination makes this tale murky that even the screen's toughest woman warrior remains largely stuck in the mud.
Los Angeles Times:
If you need to read a review to decide if you want to see "Alien Resurrection," you absolutely shouldn't be going.
If you consider 'Alien' and 'Aliens' to be the main course, then 'Alien Resurrection' is leftovers.
Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious.
It satisfactorily recycles the great surprises that made the first movie so powerful. And most significantly, it makes a big hoot of the whole business.
It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond.