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  • Summary: Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions--while the youngsters' parents remain clueless about the battle. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. The movie is awfully close to a video game with its own specific rules, but its characters are appealing and funny, "Aliens" doesn't have a mechanical feel that drags down most video-game movies.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    70
    Perfectly calibrated for the pre-adolescent set, highlighting broad physical comedy and themes of kid empowerment and featuring one of the stars from "High School Musical."
  3. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    67
    A pointless but ultimately harmless family adventure that doesn't mentally assault the 12-and-over set. (Extra points for being 100 percent fart-joke-free).
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    40
    Robert Hoffman as the boyfriend, who spends most of his time under the marionettelike control of either the aliens or the human children, provides the film's occasional funny moments.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Aliens in the Attic is conveyor-belt family product, an action/adventure/sci-fi/comedy made from the bland corporate DNA of Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. It appears designed for families who never leave the mall.
  6. 30
    The real problem with this Aliens encounter is that it's patently a Nick at Night midweek movie that inadvertently got greenlighted for a big-screen opening.
  7. Nowhere near as bad as "Coneheads," but still isn't worth your time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    I expected it to have a dumb story and be unfunny, but it turned out to be somewhat funny and amusing. The acting and story are slightly above average. Expand
  2. May 4, 2012
    5
    I think it was okay but it you might love it... if you were five years old maybe. Really bad acting and really bad story line and overall a okay movie. Alien's in the Attic 5.7/10 Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2013
    5
    Trying to get back into her "Everybody Loves Raymond" days, Doris Roberts comes to the big screen again to play the same kind of nagging character, but her poise can't save this movie. The plot is weak and muddled, with bad acting from everyone except Roberts, and scenes that just go from shot to shot with no style or creativity. Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2011
    4
    This film is as lifeless and generic as a corpse. It tries so hard to be funny that it becomes very distasteful. The humour won't even appeal to kids, the plot is generic and the acting is poor. Don't watch. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2010
    3
    The protagonist tanks his grades because he does not want to be perceived as a brainiac. The movie itself does not fake being dumb. It is. The acting is abysmal, the script genuinely idiotic and the, let's say "laughs" can be numbered on the fingers of one hand. Worst of all - they totally wasted Andy Richter - a genuinly funny guy. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2013
    3
    Aliens in the Attic invades with nonsense.
    The movie is overly simple and not very good. The script is poor and the acting is bad, the only
    good aspect is the semi appealing animation. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2011
    0
    Unfunny, unoriginal, unnecessary. These are the three words that would describe this trash that I wouldn't call a movie. Seeing this is the same as torturing yourself. Expand

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