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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Uneven and unfocused, but has some inspired silliness.

Movie PG-13 2001 101 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+


Very inappropriate for younger audiences

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 7+

Ok for older kids

One jump scare in a cave Overall, many creatures and aliens My four year old enjoys it a lot

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (4):

Evolution never really takes off. There are some good moments, though, and moments of inspired silliness, like Duchovney and Jones singing "Play That Funky Music White Boy." Jones gives so much zest to weak material that one longs to see him in something better. But neither the sci-fi nor the comedy are strong enough to sustain the movie.

No one expects or even wants a movie like this to make sense, but it is so sloppy that it is actually distracting. And even the good guys are not that good, caring more about credit and getting out of Arizona than about science or protecting people from the aliens. It is interesting how often someone in the movie tells someone else to focus -- that would have been good advice for the director and screenwriter.

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