By Denis Villeneuve

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2016-11-11
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 8.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 5,144 Ratings


When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.



  • Stunning, subversive, essential.

    By Chasteberry08
    Gripping portrayal of a moving story. Watch it and then cf. Dean Radin's work. If only the scientific community would start openly paying attention to the existing research on non-locality and human consciousness. There are also some really nice, of somewhat heartbreaking, themes about motherhood, as well as a few fun references for the geeks.
  • Don't believe this paid for reviews

    By anonymoose4eva
    My gift to humanity is advising you not to watch this film. It is pretty, but the story is beyond daft and is just so so poor.. and don't even get me started on the ending..
  • Intelligent & complex

    By DesignerSJH
    We have grown used to films which are all about effects rather than ideas. In this film the effects are at the service of the ideas, which stayed with me after the film was finished
  • Loved it

    By sunshine lucas
    Slow - yes Action - minimal So watcher beware... but packs emotional punch. I thought it was excellent...
  • Wow. Just. Wow!

    By MagPieSparkle
    Hadn't even heard of Arrival till a few days ago and I don't know why. It's an absolutely stunning film. Keeps you pulled in right to the very end. Nothing predictable or run of the mill about it. I need to watch it again now I know the full story. How did I miss it when it first came out?! .... Fantastic from start to finish!
  • Great original Sci-Fi

    By g.suggy
    A film which is definately worth watching. Great storyline, visual effects and audio.
  • Boring!

    By Oblithon
    Don't know what other people saw but this has to be the slowest and most boring movie I've seen in a long time. Don't waste your money!
  • Slow and boring

    By Liu hurdles Xiao
    I had relatively high hopes for this film but it was slow and tedious. Yes the constant flashbacks are key to the story but I found they were happening every 5 mins and it became irritating. Ending is very cheesy. 'Do you want to make a baby?' - no i just wanted the film to end.
  • Glad I rented first

    By Dave Egerton
    Glad I rented this film - at least I only wasted £3.50 that way. Just not for me - all felt a little pointless.
  • If you want modern SciFi and action - don´t bother with this film.

    By Chrisingranada
    I am sure that many people appreciate the cinematography and the deep and meaningful storyline of the film, but if you are SciFi fan looking for a fast-paced film with aline technology that will impress you then move on. I found this slow-moving and dull It goes nowhere and finishes with such a weak endind that could have been woven in a much more timely manner. Waste of money or me and actors were limited by script and storyline. .