Starring: James Woods, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, David Morse, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Jodie Foster
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Produced by: Warner Bros.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Genre: science fiction
|B B B|
|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: July 12, 1997|
|Viewing Location: Secaucus
|Summary: This movie flunks physics.|
|Jodie Foster pretends to be a radio astronomer (yeah, right) who listens
to radio signals from outer space. As an educated person, with a minor
in astrophysics, there were so many things wrong with this movie from a scientific standpoint that I just can't list them all. When the movie isn't trying
to philosophize about the difference between science and religion (yeah,
right) it actually plays along as a decent sci-fi flick. The special effects
are good and the story is okay, acceptable as a "feel-good" movie. If you've
studied astrophysics though, it will just make you mad.
|C C C|
|Review by smeehrrr
||Date seen: February 7, 2000|
|Viewing Location: The Evil Empire
|Summary: This could've been a *lot* shorter|
|I have nothing against Jodie Foster. I think she's a talented actress, and fairly interesting to look at. But you know what? I just don't need to watch an hour and a half of her listening to headphones, followed by a half hour of really stunning astronomical special effects. This film's pace makes a snail look like a fucking greyhound. |
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