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After a late night party, a group of friends is awakened in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, people outside are being drawn to strange lights, which have descended upon Los Angeles, and then suddenly vanishing into the air. Survivors must fight for their lives as the extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visual-effects wizards Greg and Colin Strause directed, showing more affinity for the city's steel and glass than for any of the characters."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Imagine it's 1953 and you're watching a movie called 'Brain Suckers from Planet X', and you might even have a good time."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Directors Colin and Greg Strause eschew things like a credible script and decent acting to focus on CGI enactments of hapless apartment dwellers being rammed into slimy alien orifices."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Skyline packs some impressive money shots, however with its tracing-paper-thin script there's not enough propping up these whizz-bang set pieces."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"This pretty awful movie is from a team of visual effects-making brothers, Colin and Greg Strause, who've been making stuff look awesome for several years now."
‑ Dave White,
"How this managed not to go direct-to-DVD (and actually get a wide distribution rather than just a handful-of-theaters dump) is one of 2010's great cinematic mysteries."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"There's a kind of magic that happens when a movie inspires complete strangers to ridicule it to each other on the way out of the theatre."
‑ Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
"A big screen B-movie with a convoluted plot and limited scope - inundating viewers with melodrama instead of the alien invasion apocalypse occurring outside."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Skyline might be a midnight B-movie, but it's also hopelessly inept and a grievous waste of time and talent with no ending whatsoever."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"...there is, for the most part, simply no shaking the feeling that the really interesting stuff is happening elsewhere..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"These aren't moviemakers who live even in other movies, let alone the world. They live in hard drives."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The only fascinating thing about Skyline is that that such a mad muddle of a movie can even exists in an era of corporate homogeneity and purported quality-controlled."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The filmmakers thought that all it would take to make a movie is some special effects, but this film only goes to show what most people already know: a film shouldn't be designed around something meant to be an afterthought."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"I think Skyline ultimately fails as a movie."
‑ Drew McWeeny, HitFix
"Skyline has lots of TV actors going through the motions (Faison, Balfour, Brittany Daniel) and one TV actor (Dexter's David Zayas) giving a performance that's so spectacularly amateurish that it renders moot all of the other major problems the movie has."
‑ Adam Lippe,
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