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When mysterious alien crafts land across the globe, an elite team assembles to investigate the situation, including language expert Louise Banks, who is recruited by the military to help determine whether the extraterrestrials come in peace or they pose a threat to humanity.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 12 Jan 2017
Genre: Science Fiction
Running Time: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing International
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Format: 2D

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The Good, the Bad and the Alien Communicator:

• Alien invasion movies are so overrated and the formula is almost, always basically the same. But somehow, "Arrival" manages to find an entirely fresh angle to focus on and deliver the whole story.

• What sets this film apart from others in the genre is the way that it plays with the notion of time, memory, love and the essence of being human.

• The characters are also one of the reasons why this film works as they are not treated as mere cliche plot devices, but realistic people who crave for an answer.

• Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams carries out her role wonderfully in this film with a sense of dignified vulnerability, and this film might just grant her her first Academy Award.


• The original name for the film was "Story of Your Life."

Cinema Online, 06 January 2017
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only