Alien Resurrection
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Two centuries after Ellen Ripley's death, doctors aboard the space station Auriga clone her using a blood sample taken from Fiorna 161, in hopes of harvesting the queen embryo that was incubating inside of her when she was trapped on the remote penal planet. Finally succeeding after numerous attempts, they remove the alien and repair the clone for further study. Before long, the Ripley clone has gained consciousness, and displays superhuman capabilities that suggest it possesses alien DNA. When Ripley discovers that General Perez (Dan Hedaya) is keeping the queen in a heavily fortified… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"There is not a single shot in the movie to fill one with wonder."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A blend of surrealist humor, unintentional self-parody and groan-inducing moments, this is easily the nadir of the franchise."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"More than worthwhile as a closing statement."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"This fourth chapter comes off as the first fully postmodern Alien film: not Alien multiplied or cubed, but synthetically reawakened, groggy enough to sleepwalk through our memories of the first three, as in a dream."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"It satisfactorily recycles the great surprises that made the first movie so powerful. And most significantly, it makes a big hoot of the whole business."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"In mood, tone and imagery, this fourth installment in the esteemed horror series is a fascinating film under director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. But it's virtually impossible to follow."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"[Jeuenet] doesn't push it all the way to "so bad it's good" territory, but he at least gives a healthy dose of the bizarre that makes it memorable, in its fashion."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Simply put, Jean-Pierre Jeunet was the absolute wrong choice for this film. His award-winning quirky French visual sensibilities don't mesh well with Joss Whedon's meat-and-potatoes script."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"After the disappointing Alien 3, this fourth film in the franchise represents a marked improvement, but it fails to match the level established in the first two films."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"If you need to read a review to decide if you want to see "Alien Resurrection," you absolutely shouldn't be going."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"This is not a Hollywood space thriller at all, but an intergalactic fantasy driven by the same cheerfully eccentric impulses that have informed a myriad of high-spirited French filmmakers."
‑ David Keyes,
"This fourth chapter in the popular sci-fi-horror franchise is without a doubt the weakest, both dramatically and visually."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Grotesque carnage, vile characters; steer clear."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Un de ces films dont il faut savoir s'imprégner de l'idée de départ pour être en mesure d'en apprécier les ébats à leur juste valeur."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
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