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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Sigourney Weaver
Tom Skerritt
Ian Holm
John Hurt
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
Dan O'Bannon
Running Time
115 minutes

Alien
Ridley Scott's 25th anniversary rejig of Alien just serves to enhance his atmospheric space-thriller.


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Plot
A cargo spaceship intercepts a signal of unknown origin from a nearby planet. When the crew investigates, they inadvertently bring a highly dangerous alien lifeform on board that picks them off one by one.


Verdict
A fitting birthday tribute to a movie masterpiece. And on the big screen, the chestburster scene just kills.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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