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  • Summary: Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 12 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Nov 12, 2010
    Technically ambitious, dramatically basic. Still, it's a major step up from an AvP sequel and delivers all the Saturday night whizz-bang and Sunday morning brain-ripping you could want.
  2. Reviewed by: Pam Grady
    Nov 13, 2010
    This sci-fi thriller manages to blend genuine suspense with unintentional laughs.
  3. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Nov 17, 2010
    The military eventually shows up to nuke the joint (L.A., incidentally), but there's no urgency, suspense or charm with all that back-row rattle.
  4. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    Nov 12, 2010
    Beyond the dazzling "first contact" sequences seen in the trailers, Skyline is a spasmodic and incoherent shambles hampered by an astoundingly stupid screenplay.
  5. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Nov 12, 2010
    So intent are the Strausses on showing off their visual chops, they leave the film's story, dialogue and acting in shambles.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Nov 12, 2010
    Skyline is a piece of junk, even in a movie climate littered with expensive - though sometimes fun - junkiness.
  7. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Nov 17, 2010
    I'd use the term science fiction to describe Skyline but the movie decidedly lacks both science and fiction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 116
  2. Negative: 70 out of 116
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    This movie was so good. I really loved the references to Starcraft II. You guys are all haters this movie was a classic, I can't wait for the blu-ray so I can watch it at home every day. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    You don't see this movie for story. You certainly don't see it to enjoy a great script. The reason to see Skyline is the incredible art direction and slick special effects. If you're not an effects buff or science fiction art connoisseur, go ahead and rate it low. If you do love the art you see in things like Heavy Metal magazine, Independence Day, Alien, and so on, you'll love this. Promise. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2010
    Highly derivative film with unlikeable characters, a weak script, reminiscent of superior films...but decent in a B-movie, trashy kinda way with good sfx . Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2012
    Skyline has some of the worst acting ever put on screen. The only reason why it isn't a 0 is because of the twist at the end, so it wasn't predictable. Problem the ending was so discombobulated it made my head dizzy. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2010
    I'm not going to spend too much time on this review because this film has already taken too much time from my life. Needless to say, this is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It is a clear case of a studio "taking the piss". The story is weak/non-existent, the screenplay pedantic - like "Machete" (though I don't think it's intended), the directing and acting is third rate, and the action boring (my wife fell asleep). Even some of the special effects are reminiscent of 1950s sci-fi. Be prepared to see miniature B2 bombers flopping around the screen like butterflies in the wind. They spent $500k filming this and the rest of a low budget on special effects (some of which were adequate). In any case, I'll be boycotting Universal Pictures for a few months, as well as the producers/directors (Colin and Greg Strause) and writers (Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell) permanently. I don't know why Scottie Thompson would let herself be associated with this mess. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2011
    Yes it is a '0' and not worth rating at all. The worst plot with the some terrible action. It's like skipping through Independence Day but this Film is 100x worse (I like Independence Day, one of favourite movies which I would not skip through) but what the hell is this. It is good I didn't come to the Cinema to see this and it was on TV otherwise I would of been extremely pissed. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2010
    Stank .. don't even waste your time watching it for "free" when it gets released to broadcast in 6 months... I want my money back! Hmm I got to come up with 150 characters for this review! What can you say! Its a greedy nasty Corporate Hollywood rip off! Did not even come close to the promise of the trailer! Should have read a few reviews before I wasted my money! Expand

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