Arrival

2016

Denis Villeneuve
Director
FilmNation Entertainment
Production Company
Lava Bear
Production Company
Paramount
Distributor
Twenty-One Laps
Production Company

A linguist and a mathematician endeavour to learn the language of freshly arrived aliens.

Thoughtful, compassionate science fiction in an age of bombast so points there, but the experience is a bit like watching the Hallmark Hall of Fame version of Slaughterhouse Five.

Maybe I'm just grumpy because despite the lengthy cast list, only about 7 of them get much screen time.



11th November 2016
Cinema



116 mins
2.35:1




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Amy Adams
Louise Banks
Jeremy Renner
Ian Donnelly
Forest Whitaker
Colonel Weber
Michael Stuhlbarg
Agent Halpern
Mark O'Brien
Captain Marks
Tzi Ma
General Shang
Abigail Pniowsky
8-Year-Old-Hannah
Julia Scarlett Dan
12-Year-Old-Hannah
Jadyn Malone
6-Year-Old-Hannah
Frank Schorpion
Dr. Kettler
Lucas Chartier-Dessert
Private Lasky
Christian Jadah
Private Combs
Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld
CNAC Anchor
Andrew Shaver
Environmental Tech
Pat Kiely
Environmental Tech
Sonia Vigneault
Dr. J. Bydwell (?)
Mark Camacho
Richard Riley
Sabrina Reeves
Press Secretary
Julian Casey
Australian Scientist
Tony Robinow
British Scientist
Larry Day
CIA Officer Dan Ryder
Matthew Willson
Preacher
Ruth Chiang
Chinese Scientist
Russell Yuen
Chinese Scientist
Sergiy Marchenko
Russian Officer
Anana Rydvald
Danish Scientist
Bineyam Girma
Sudan Representative
Abdelghafour Elaaziz
African Representative
Abdul Ayoola
Sierra Leone Representative
Alex M. Yeuh
Japanese Minister
Daniel Esteban
Venezuelan Representative
Albert Kwan
Chinese Man
Brittany Teo
Grad Student with Smartphone
Joe Cobden
Cryptographer
Lorne Brass
Cryptographer
Genevieve Sirois
Cryptographer
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles
Science Team Member
Michael Nangreaves
Science Team Member
Reda Guerinik
Communication Ops
Adrien Benn
Communication Ops
Sasha Samar
Communication Ops
Kathleen Stavert
Communications Ops (?)
Kattia Thony
Nurse
Leisa Reid
Nurse
Brent Skagford
Lieutenant
Gurdeep Ahluwalia
Soldier
Shawn Campbell
TV Anchor
Brian Dunstan
TV Anchor
Dan Duran
TV Anchor
Lori Graham
TV Anchor
Orla Johannes
TV Anchor
John Sanford Moore
TV Anchor (as John Moore)
Sangita Patel
TV Anchor
Hal Roberts
TV Anchor
Camille Ross
TV Anchor
Ola Sturik
TV Anchor
Tammie Sutherland
TV Anchor
Max Walker
TV Anchor
Karen Belfo
Skype CIA Agent
Philippe Hartmann
Halpern's Deputy Director