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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 65
  2. Negative: 19 out of 65

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  1. Mar 18, 2014
    1
    If aliens exist, for sure, they are insulted with this film.
    Can not scare or make the viewer believe (at least most of them) as they suggest.
    A The Fourth Kind can be horrible, but does not come close of this ****
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    0
    Disappointing to no end. After "Paranormal Activity" I watch paranormal movies with new eyes, as for this movie, its terrible. What I hated most about this movie is the fact that the movie is SO bold, it says that the movie consists of ACTUAL FOOTAGE that PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF PARANORMAL ALIENS!! What the hell??? The movie can get violent at times, and its supposed to be real footage, and its rated PG-13!! Are you serious with this s**t? If its real footage, and your going to show the supposed real violent proof, make it rated R! And the people are supposedly real people, they say that they needed to change their names to protect their identities, BUT WE CAN SEE THEIR FACES!! Change their names all you want but we see who they are. I called bulls**t. Yeah, it's pretty terrible. I was looking forward to this movie and I was just DISAPPOINTED. If you like alien movies, don't watch this film, if you like paranormal movies, don't watch this film, if you like sci-fi, don't watch this film, if you like good movies, don't watch this film. Its pretty terrible. I can't recommend this film to ANYONE. Expand
  3. May 29, 2012
    1
    This film was pretty bad. It was interesting enough for me to look up the actual events. Here is a headline: there aren't any. The whole damn thing is a hoax. The so called people who were abducted were ruled as intoxicated and wandered out into the woods never to be seen again. I'm thinking the director thought we would be stupid enough to believe the "actual" footage was real. Here's a headline: the actual footage is fake too. The actress that plays the "real" Dr. Tyler during the interviews is a freakn' ACTRESS. She isn't credited but IMDB blew that out of the water. Needless to say, this movie is kaka and I wont be watching anything else from this director. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    Bottom Line: Two-star alien film fails to impress, rarely thrills. Admittedly creepy, but also pretty crappy.

    Occasional use of the â
  5. Oct 4, 2011
    4
    Oren Pelli's "The Fourth Kind" is not a movie that will scare your guts off, not even till the last moment (like "Blair Witch Project" or "Paranormal Activity"). Instead it will make you wonder how dumb is the director to direct such idiotic movie.
  6. Dec 19, 2010
    2
    this movie wasn't good at all. it was kind of scary the first time but then i watch it again and it was so stupid. They say this movie based on true events but they dont tell you what events it is based on. No part of this movie is believable. If this movie was real they still didnt do a good job with the story. They was so many missing parts and so many questions. One of the worst based on true story or true events horror stories ever created. Don't watch this movie. Expand
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    A couple of modestly effective shocks lie in store.
  2. Combines purported raw case study footage with dramatic "recreations" to unsuccessful effect.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    40
    Even the most gullible auds will be challenged to buy into the picture, billed as "based on the actual case studies" and, in any case, rendered rather boring by writer-director Olatunde Osunsanmi ("The Cavern").