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No Place Like Home

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Predictable alien landing movie, with sibling name-calling.

Movie PG 2008 87 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Family movie

It's better then the one critic says. It's filmed in a pretty area of Utah. Nice to see Judge Rienholt in the movie as the kids dad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

NO PLACE LIKE HOME doesn't really add anything new to the "alien landing on Earth" genre. There are absolutely no surprises -- not even in the bad twist ending -- to say nothing of the lame character stereotypes (clumsy sheriff, sassy administrative assistant, mystical Native American among others), and the corny jokes interspersed throughout. Kids will groan at the cheesy special effects; adults will wonder what the heck ever happened to the careers of Richard Moll (Bull from the 1980's sitcom Night Court) and Judge Reinhold.

Basically, this is a sub-par attempt to combine E.T. and Starman. The name-calling between brother and sister probably won't endear this to parents either. There are better alien landing movies out there.

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