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Summary Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan.  (Warner Bros.)

Contact
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
62
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 216 User Ratings
7.7
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Summary Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan.  (Warner Bros.)

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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52% Positive
12 Reviews
48% Mixed
11 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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52% Positive
12 Reviews
48% Mixed
11 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 216 User Ratings
7.7
79% Positive
170 Ratings
16% Mixed
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6% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 216 User Ratings
7.7
79% Positive
170 Ratings
16% Mixed
34 Ratings
6% Negative
12 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., South Side Amusement Company
Release Date Jul 11, 1997
Duration 2 h 30 m
Rating PG
Tagline Get ready to take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history... of history.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
Online Film & Television Association
• 3 Wins & 12 Nominations