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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Always a magical film. For its anniversary rerelease, though, it's been extensively restored and even partly reshot by Spielberg. It now looks better than it did back then.
  2. Beaming back on screens for its 20th anniversary, holds up spectacularly well.
  3. 100
    The least fussy great movie ever made.
  4. If we approach with sympathy and curiosity, we will be rewarded with same. And our souls, not to mention our bicycles, will soar to the heavens.
  5. 100
    Spielberg wrote a poem. And all the best movies are poems. [25 Mar 2002, p. 86]
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    80
    One of the most popular movies ever made, E.T. translates religious myth into cute, familiar terrain.
  7. Reviewed by: Don McKellar
    60
    E.T. is a dog movie. Genre-wise, I mean. It's about a boy meeting a dog, naming it, taming it, learning from it, and growing up. Of course, the genre is superficially disguised as science fiction, as was the fashion at the time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 54
  2. Negative: 9 out of 54
  1. Jake
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    Great show to watch when you're feeling down.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    E.T. is an heartwarming family hit and it will cherrish moviegoers of all ages.
  3. Dec 9, 2011
    10
    When I was nine years old and watched E.T, I felt I would not see so soon any other film so rewarding and satisfying. Since then, 9 years haveWhen I was nine years old and watched E.T, I felt I would not see so soon any other film so rewarding and satisfying. Since then, 9 years have passed but my opinion has not changed. Expand
  4. May 12, 2015
    10
    E.T is undeniably one of the best family movie that I've ever seen. E.T is one of the greatest achievement in cinema history. It is aE.T is undeniably one of the best family movie that I've ever seen. E.T is one of the greatest achievement in cinema history. It is a masterpiece made by the one and only Steven Spielberg. And it gets 10 out of 10. Expand
  5. JensJ.
    Jul 6, 2008
    10
    Ask John Williams to play in your country live with his orchestra in E.T.'s 30th Anniversary Edition. Please enter here: Ask John Williams to play in your country live with his orchestra in E.T.'s 30th Anniversary Edition. Please enter here: http://sites.google.com/site/et30thjohnwilliams/Home Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2012
    8
    A heartwarming family adventure, E.T. for once, is not an alien who eats people who tries to destroy planets or whatever. This is a picture ofA heartwarming family adventure, E.T. for once, is not an alien who eats people who tries to destroy planets or whatever. This is a picture of youth, courage, and an absolute testament to the childlike wonder. I LOVE this movie. There's only 2 flaws:
    1) It is a bit long, (but it had to be to tell the story)
    2) The first 4 minutes are absolutely boring.
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  7. EdwardH
    Mar 23, 2010
    0
    Like all Spielberg movies, every single minute of this looser is predictable. This is the first movie that made me realize that Hollywood was Like all Spielberg movies, every single minute of this looser is predictable. This is the first movie that made me realize that Hollywood was pandering to me--I was about 19 then. The term "puerile" not only comes to mind, but walks up to me with a stupid look n its face and slaps me around for ten solid minutes. Expand

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