Cocoon 1985

Critics score:
80 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Emanuel Levy, Variety: An amiable, life-affirming fantasy-comedy about the rejuvenation of crotchery oldsters whose main distinction is offering roles to senior actors like Don Ameche (who won an Oscar), Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: It has no real competition as this season's reigning fairy tale. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Director Ron Howard brings a quality of gentleness and whimsy to the performances, but basically this is a highly calculated project brought in by those two old pros, producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Read more

Time Out: Essentially, this is sci-fi with a heart, albeit one made entirely of cheese. Read more

Variety: Cocoon weaves a mesmerizing tale. Read more