Phil the Alien
Phil the Alien (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 29, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Less than satisfying and frustrating to think of how great this could have been.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Looks like it was shot on weekends by a bunch of students, with a loopy, derivative story and poor performances.

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Mark R. Leeper

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.

Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail

A delightfully freakish comedy.

Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

Funny only in an I-can't-believe-they're-doing-that kind of way.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...instantly forgettable...

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Canada is a funny place, so why can't we make a comedy that's actually funny?

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

This low-budget Canadian comedy rocks the house like few others.

Scott Weinberg

There's an irrepressible silliness and a palpable sense of kitsch that runs through much of Phil the Alien. And it's funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Not bad, not bad. This was Stefaniuk before Suck which probably deserves a similar rating. Funny at times but a wee bit inconsistent. Keep trying my man.
Wu Chouin
Actually not bad. It was made by the guys I work with and I thought they did a good job with the low budget.