The Fourth Kind
The Fourth Kind (2009)

Set in the fall of 2000 and purportedly based on actual events, The Fourth Kind stars Milla Jovovich as Dr. Abigail Tyler, a Nome, Alaska-based psychotherapist whose videotaped sessions with her patients offer the most compelling evidence… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it boasts a handful of shocks, The Fourth Kind is hokey and clumsy and makes its close encounters seem eerily mundane.

Ian Buckwalter
NPR

When the director divides the screen into quadrants for his big finish, the effect is just laughable -- but then by that point, the movie is too.

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

No, no, no, no.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Something weird is going on in Nome, Alaska. Unsolved murders. suicidal freak-outs. a bunch of people having eerie, similar nightmares. and a spooky white owl.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Unfortunately, none of the subsequent noise is all that scary, and the striving for Paranormal Activity's buzz is shameless.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Badly acted by everyone (including the director, Olatunde Osunsanmi, who appears onscreen), this insipid jumble's idea of fright is incessant screaming.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

It's an interesting meta-textual experiment, but that doesn't in itself make for an interesting movie, or a suspenseful one. There are things to like about it, but the whole doesn't really seem equal to the sum of its parts.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

[A] dull, clumsy little movie.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

Ultimately, the film's narrative segments are far too glossy and over-stylized, larded with ponderous scoring, obvious melodrama and split-screen visuals that offset the "reenactments" with the "real."

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

[The] ostensible archival footage proves so clunky and transparently phony that the entire gimmick collapses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
The actors do passably in this and the direction's not terrible, but the concept and the writing will make you puke, puke like that episode of The Family… More
Directors Cat
It has some built in scares and although you lose a bit of interest in the second half of the film it still manages to be quite astonishing with the help of… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It is impossible to take this any seriously, a stupid fictional film that insults the audience trying so hard to make you believe that everything it tells is… More
Eric Alvarez
Unbelievable. In a bad way.
Christopher Heim
The movie starts out with Milla Jovovich and the director telling the viewer that everything that you are about to see is a hundred percent true. The PSA-style… More
Alexander Wilson
This is like an extended X-Files episode starring Milla Jovovich, although there are parts of the film you wonder why they shot and cut the story in half with… More

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