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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
David Duchovny
Julianne Moore
Orlando Jones
Seann William Scott
Ted Levine
Directors
Ivan Reitman
Screenwriters
David Diamond
David Weissman
Don Jakoby
Running Time
101 minutes

Evolution
Alien-related comedy from the director of Ghostbusters


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Plot
A meteorite crashes in the Arizona desert and is investigated by scientific foul-ups Ira Kane and Harry Block. They discover that the rock is covered with single-celled organisms that rapidly evolve into other, more sophisticated, more dangerous lifeforms. The government send in the army and epidemiologist Allison Reed, but the alien life spills out across the state, perhaps threatening the world...


Verdict
As a rare 'original' summer movie, this is extremely welcome. Likeable despite its silliness, Evolution delivers a solid entertainment package. Note of caution: the monster stuff might be too intense for the more sensitive moviegoer.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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