They arrived. Two innocuous words whose true meaning consumes the lives of every person on the planet. Denis Villeneuve creates a haunting landscape where the ambition and antagonism of the world prevents the mysteriously arrives aliens from bestowing their wealth of knowledge. The film offers an intriguing concept and the threat posed by the aliens proves minuscule when compared with the threat each country poses to the others. Amy Adams gives one of her finest performances as the linguist charged with determining the aliens’ purpose and she delivers and then some. The other members of the cast, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, and Michael Stuhlbarg, give great performances as well, but is Adams who brings the film out of obscurity and into the spotlight.
Great film, a true masterpiece of Science Fiction and deserving of its high praise.
I find myself conflicted on giving out my top rating, but I truly feel it deserves…
4.5 out of 5