Alien Trespass
Alien Trespass (2009)

Set in 1957, "Alien Trespass" chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 11, 2009
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34%
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31%



Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An earnest attempt to parody campy 1950s sci-fi films, Alien Trespass eventually loses its charm among tedious dialogue and cheesy special effects.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This lazy effort gets points only for truly loving -- perhaps to a fault -- the cheapo creature flicks of the 1950s.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's comfy. It's kitschy. There are lovely enticements but also much that is simply put and beautifully, beguilingly silly.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The movie can't decide if it's an homage to 1950s sci-fi genre or a "new" kind of story.

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New York Post

Alien Trespass, with a rating notice that mentions 'brief historical smoking,' is at least better than last year's official remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

While there's a lot to admire, it all feels like an engaging though needless academic exercise.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

An oddity from another time and place, and well worth a look because of it.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a satire without laughs, a parody without punch lines, a careful copy that replicates everything except the original's life.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Sinks under the weight of its homage.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

The patience and concentration of the film to not wink itself into a coma is amazing to behold, and I was flabbergasted over just how engrossing and playful the picture is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
I hoped this would be as good as it promised, finding the idea of a '50's style sci-fi resurrected appealing, but the makers (the director's an X… More
Luke Baldock
Alien Trespass really had me excited. I love the old 50's Sci-Fi films and couldn't wait to see a modern one with that recreated feel. The problem… More
A.D. Villarreal
Well intended but pointless exercise in recreating those wacky sci-fi films from the 50's. There's a few funny moments here and there mostly thanks to… More
Greg S
A one eyed tentacle monster eats a large portion of the population of a Hollywood backlot town while being hunted by an alien marshall. A faithful recreation… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"It came from another galaxy. A creeping, crawling nightmare of terror!"</i> After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists… More
Rico Zamora
I loved this romp so much. It really takes very little to keep me entertained when it comes to tongue-in-cheek comedies. This is definitely one of the most… More