Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run."

Overall Ranking: 1833 (Rank from 2011: # 88)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 44.44%
Half-Popped 22.22%
Stale 11.11%
Burnt 0%


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Coogs Film Blog88(full review)
Dave Examines Movies86(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Movie Evangelist70(full review)
Dan O'Neill70 - People may not understand many of the many science fiction references that inhabit this film, but they still will get a chuckle out of this sweet, and funny screenplay, with a great cast. However, you do feel that it could have been better given the talent involved.
(full review)
Colin Flanagan65.6(full review)
General Disdain from Critical Movie Critics61(full review)
Patrick Devitt60
David Baruffi34(full review)

People Involved

  • Seth Rogen (Paul (voice))
  • Jane Lynch (Pat Stevenson)
  • Kristen Wiig (Ruth Buggs)
  • Jason Bateman (Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil)
  • Sigourney Weaver (Tara)
  • Simon Pegg (Graeme Willy)
  • Bill Hader (Haggard)
  • Blythe Danner (Tara Walton)
  • Nick Frost (Clive Gollings)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Adam Shadowchild)
  • Steven Spielberg (Himself)
  • David Koechner (Gus)
  • Jennifer Granger (Adam Shadowchild Fan)
  • Greg Mottola (Director)