Alien: Resurrection 1997

Critics score:
54 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: 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. Read more

Janet Maslin, 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. Read more

Kenneth Turan, 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. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: If you consider 'Alien' and 'Aliens' to be the main course, then 'Alien Resurrection' is leftovers. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: There is not a single shot in the movie to fill one with wonder. Read more

Laura Miller, Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: This film should be an amazing thrill ride, but it has the emotional impact of a bowling ball at rest. Read more

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Desson Thomson, Washington Post: 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. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond. Read more