Lists: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat."

Overall Ranking: 60 (Rank from 2016: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 85%
Regular 15%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Robert of Sci-Fi Remnant100(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick100
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins100 - Not the invasion action movie people might expect, but actually one of the most thought provoking movies I've ever seen.
(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film98.5(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Alistair Ryder97(full review)
The Void97(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest95(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes92(full review)
Sean Kelly90(full review)
Keith Noakes90(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Brilliant and wonderful science fiction
(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown88 - Grandly envisioned, subtly executed, and beautifully acted, Arrival is by far the most thought-provoking science fiction film to grace the big screen this year.
(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Keith Hughes85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - It's a good, not great, film. And beware of rave reviews. Those buying wholeheartedly in 'Arrival' are giving it credit for being smarter than it really is.
Dave Examines Movies78(full review)

People Involved

  • Amy Adams (Dr. Louise Banks)
  • Jeremy Renner (Ian Donnelly)
  • Forest Whitaker (Colonel Weber)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (Agent Halpern)
  • Tzi Ma (General Shang)
  • Mark OBrien (Captain Marks)
  • Russell Yuen (Chinese Scientist)
  • Nathaly Thibault (Gala Guest)
  • Joe Cobden (Cryptographer #1)
  • Julian Casey (Australian Scientist)
  • Pat Kiely (Environmental Tech)
  • Larry Day (Deputy Director of the CIA Dan Ryder)
  • Mustafa Haidari (Foreign Correspondent)
  • Abigail Pniowsky (Hannah (8 yrs. old))
  • Julia Scarlett Dan (Hannah (12 yrs. old))
  • Philippe Hartmann (Halperns Deputy Director)
  • Andrew Shaver (Environmental Tech)
  • Carmela Nozza Guizzo (Hannah (4 yrs. old))
  • Anana Rydvald (Danish Scientist)
  • Jadyn Malone (Hannah)
  • Bineyam Girma (Sudanese representative)
  • Shawn Campbell (News Reporter)
  • Ruth Chiang (Chinese Scientist)
  • Leisa Reid (Nurse)
  • Brittany Teo (Student with Smartphone)
  • Chistian Jadah (Private Combs)
  • Genevieve Sirois (Cryptographer #3)
  • Tammie Sutherland (Newscaster 4)
  • Daniel Esteban (Venezuelan Representative)
  • Kathleen Stavert (Communications Operator #4)
  • Hal Roberts (American TV News Anchor)
  • Leslie Baker (Middle aged woman)
  • Michael Nangreaves (Science Team Member #2)
  • Karen Belfo (Skype CIA Agent (uncredited))
  • Chloë Bellande (MIT College girl (uncredited))
  • Robert D. Morais (Master Sergeant Douglas (uncredited))
  • Laurean Adrian Parau (US Army Major (uncredited))
  • Denis Villeneuve (Director)
  • Francine Maisler (Director)
  • Paul Hotte (Director)

  • Podcasts

  • Science Fiction Remnant presents Arrival