Confronted by a mass landing of alien vessels around the globe, military leaders seek the help of brilliant linguist Louise Banks in an effort to communicate with the extraterrestrials and determine their intentions.

Erik Bates: “It ruled.”

I went into this expecting some sort of re-hashed take on Close Encounters or (heaven forbid) Independence Day.

What I found was a thoroughly engaging, thought-provoking sci-fi movie with a twist I wasn't expecting, and that managed to keep itself hidden (at least to me) until near the end.

Oh, and that Max Richter opening. That song just gives me chills.

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Evie Totty: GAH! I wanted to see that this past weekend but it wasn't showing at my local anymore! I'll have to watch at the dollar I guess >. − January 3, 2017 • more by Evie

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