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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 79 out of 87
  2. Negative: 4 out of 87
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Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
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  1. The movie, adapted from a novel by Carl Sagan, presents one long chain of teasingly open-ended questions about reason versus faith and technology versus religion, and ends up tentatively embracing mysticism over rationality.
  2. 100
    Contact is that rare big-budget motion picture that places ideas, characters, and plot above everything else.
  3. 50
    Contact aims to be a film of ideas but serves too many of them half-baked.