Alien Abduction
Alien Abduction (2014)

A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina. (C) IFC Films

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2015
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

Bound to vanish as quickly as a fleetingly glimpsed UFO after a few close encounters with paying viewers.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

As on the nose as its title, Matty Beckerman's "Alien Abduction" repackages ancient legend for modern audiences in a found-footage story of streamlined efficiency.

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Carolyn Cox
The Mary Sue

The events that inspired the movie are more believable than the essential conceit of found footage. It sacrifices the story to constantly insist otherwise.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Close encounters of the mediocre kind.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

As the found-footage horror genre reaches the please-lose-it-again point, "Alien Abduction" arrives to remind us how tedious the camping trip set-up has become as well.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Alien Abduction isn't done poorly, per se, but it's not at all entertaining.

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Sheila O'Malley

If you're going to go the found-footage route, you might as well try to find a new way to approach the material. Beckerman has.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Credit this spirited, uncommonly effective found-footage thriller for breaking the templates promised by its genre and title.

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Scott Weinberg

Today's lesson is "How not to make a found footage film."

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Alex roy
For some very strange reason, Found footage films have regained a bit of momentum. The genre somehow manages to be a bit entertaining, and it delivers some… More
Shawn Montague
Aliens and the effects were cool, Actors were weak, idea is great but lacked some effort, still cool.
Gimly M.
Why do I keep doing Found Footage Horror to myself? Entries to the genre are frequently bad, and frequently boring, both of which Alien Abduction absolutely… More
Jesse Ortega
Another found footage horror movie. Though this one embraces some more sci-fi themes what with it, OBVIOUSLY, focusing on aliens. I've already said my… More
Dann Michalski
Alien Abduction is a rather innovative found footage film that delivers some frightful scares, but it's unable to avoid the trappings of the genre. The… More
Noah Nemeroff
If you thought films like 'The Last Broadcast' (1998), 'The Blair Witch Project' (1999), and 'V/H/S' (2012) were just enough,… More