Aliens in the Attic
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A group of kids defend their Maine vacation home from knee-high alien invaders in this adventure comedy for the entire family. When Michigan native Bethany Pearson (Ashley Tisdale) arrives home after a secret outing with her boyfriend (Robert Hoffman), her father, Stuart (Kevin Nealon), decides that it's high time for a family vacation. Packing up the car with wife Hannah (Ashley Boettcher), teenage son Tom (Carter Jenkins), and big sister Bethany in tow, Stuart invites the extended family to join them at the vacation home for some much-needed R&R and sets his sights on Maine. Much to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"It appears designed for families who never leave the mall."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The whole enterprise is frustratingly 'blah' - weak acting, flat storytelling, lifeless direction, murky cinematography."
‑ Simon Foster,
"Aliens In The Attic might fall between a key audiences but will certainly provide a rip-roaring time for both tweens and younger kids, never mind the parents who are seemingly dragged along."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Jenkins is a bit too McDreamy to play the geeky underdog, and adult viewers will be nostalgic for the chubby, bucktoothed and truly dorky cast of The Goonies."
‑ Shauna Cagan, Time Out New York
"A forgettable bit of fluff that will zip out of your orbit as soon as the credits roll."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Cute protagonists, sensible morals and refreshing lack of complexity make Aliens in the Attic a bit of guilty pleasure."
‑ Cris Kennedy, Screenwize
"Disliking Aliens in the Attic because it is so blatantly aimed at kids is like disliking the desert for having no water in it . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, fantastiqueZINE
"What it lacks in originality and creativity it makes up for with action and a talented cast that breathes life into its thinly drawn characters."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Basically a tweener cable movie on steroids, with a bigger budget and a larger cast of B-list character actors."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"It's doubtful that many people will be asking for their money back after seeing this movie. But they won't be remembering too much about it 24 hours later, either."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Remarkably unremarkable; a lively war of the worlds diversion with plenty of spunky special effects, gratuitous slapstick, and Ashley Tisdale parading around in a bikini for all the dads out there."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Amiable, kid-oriented slapstick..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"You get the feeling that the Aliens in the Attic video game probably has more to offer."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
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