The Fourth Kind
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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 of alien abduction ever documented. Elias Koteas and Will Patton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

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"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."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"No, no, no, no."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"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."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"If there were a low point of viral movie marketing last decade, consider "The Fourth Kind" the Marianas Trench. The title refers to four levels of alien interaction, and the pedestrian plotting on display proved Steven Spielberg stopped at the right one."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"The arrogance and ignorance on display is truly amazing. Arrogance of its superiority over the audience's intellect and ignorance of filmmaking craft."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
"Unfortunately, none of the subsequent noise is all that scary, and the striving for Paranormal Activity's buzz is shameless."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Badly acted by everyone (including the director, Olatunde Osunsanmi, who appears onscreen), this insipid jumble's idea of fright is incessant screaming."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
""Attempting shock value and extraterrestrial disturbance to generate a cult smash, Kind will likely tire audiences before it ever has a chance to swindle them.""
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"It's my policy to sit through every film that opens theatrically in Atlanta. If I was going to violate that policy, it would be for this film. I hope I make my point. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"[A] dull, clumsy little movie."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"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.""
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"[The] ostensible archival footage proves so clunky and transparently phony that the entire gimmick collapses."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The Fourth Kind is more likely to elicit laughter than the suspense it promised in the opening monologue."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
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