Phil the Alien
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When an alcoholic extraterrestrial living in a small Northern Ontario town finds God, his spiritual journey leads him on tour with a local bar in the feature debut of director Rob Stefaniuk. Soon after crash-landing in a remote Ontario town, innocent alien Phil strikes up a warm friendship with an open-minded young boy and a remarkably intelligent beaver. A stranger in a strange land, Phil eventually begins to fit in by drinking plenty of hard liquor and jumping in on jam sessions with the local bar band. Beneath the picturesque natural wonder of Niagara Falls, the General (John Kapelos) at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Less than satisfying and frustrating to think of how great this could have been."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This low-budget Canadian comedy rocks the house like few others."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"There's an irrepressible silliness and a palpable sense of kitsch that runs through much of Phil the Alien. And it's funny."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A delightfully freakish comedy."
‑ Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail
"Amateurish and low-budget skit on film has its moments, but mostly in its first half. This film could be a lot more polished but the Canadian humor is genuinely funny."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Looks like it was shot on weekends by a bunch of students, with a loopy, derivative story and poor performances."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"...instantly forgettable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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