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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 115
  2. Negative: 69 out of 115
  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. Jan 3, 2012
    I thought the movie was pretty darn good. Although the acting was just okay, the special effects more than made up for it. I really enjoyed it and it doesn't deserve such a low rating. If you like scary sci-fi alien movies, you're gonna like this. Enough said. 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. Nov 28, 2012
    Not even the somewhat impressive special effects can sweep this movie's horrific acting and storytelling under the proverbial rug.
  5. Aug 23, 2011
    I had to think a little bit before rating this move, was about to rate it 0 but I laughed so but so damn much that it'd be unfair being that mean! Seriously, I think it was worth the budget (yes, I dared go seeing it at cinema) since it was so hilarious I nearly wet my pants. 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 17, 2010
    Worst movie I have seen in ten years.The only reason I didn't walk out was that my wife fell asleep 20 minutes into it and I didn't want to wake her up. I won't spoil the ending for anyone foolish enough to go see this piece of crud, but it was one of the worst endings to a film I have ever seen, if not the worst. It was like someone came along and surgiclly removed anything that could have been considered plot, and replaced it with pointless filler. Also, the acting and directing were on a junior high school level. Expand

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