Parents' Guide to

Aliens in the Attic

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Silly teens-versus-aliens adventure is sure to delight kids.

Movie PG 2009 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 6+

Fun for everyone of all ages

A very fun film with elements for everyone in the family to enjoy. Parental guidance advised however, there is nothing too severe except the occasional allusion to alcohol, violence, and sex, with the latter only being implied in a comedic fashion
age 7+

Son loved, Dad enjoyed

as far as kid humor goes totally tolerable for adults and total fun for kids. movie has aged well.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31 ):
Kids say (47 ):

Since the aliens are funnier than they are frightening, the film's cartoonish nature should thrill even younger adventure-seekers. The two dads, played by comedic vets Kevin Nealon and Andy Richter, don't have much to do, although Nana (Doris Roberts) gets to star in a rather hilarious, Matrix-style fight against Bethany's (Ashley Tisdale) alien-operated boyfriend, Ricky (Robert Hoffman).

Ultimately, this is the classic formula of band-of-heroic-kids versus dangerous antagonists. In this case, one of the aliens (voiced by Josh Peck) is sympathetic to humans, so he helps the kids, too. While younger audiences will hoot and root for the Pearson clan, parents will snicker at the sight of children completely unfamiliar with a rotary phone and grown-ups so out of the loop that they'll think a descending alien force is a meteor shower. Consider this a Gremlins-lite for the X-box generation.

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