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 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 4,454 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.



  • 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. .
  • Brilliant Sci Fi

    By The Laughing Gnome
    I am a huge fan of intelligent emotional Science Fiction and this film ticks all the boxes. Wonderful film, wish I had bought it rather than renting.
  • Delicate, intense and emotional

    By juandpaola
    Believable, great story, wonderful actress
  • Very boring!

    By Danieledicarlo
    Usually I like this kind of movie but this is so boring!
  • Disappointed despite all the good reviews

    By TF UK
    Read all the reviews and despite all major sites giving a good rating I found this movie extremely boring and lack of depth. Storyline was easy to follow and guess, lack of excitement or can't keep you interested. Poor poor movie.
  • Confused

    By Sub-title-not-available
    Well, what a load of nonsense, that's 2hrs I won't get back !