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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Deadly dull alien attack movie has scary, gross effects.

Movie PG-13 2010 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Should be rated R

This movie seems like it was written by a college student. Aside from the plot being forced and the characters cliche, it’s gross and excessively violent. How is this not rated R? After watching everyone get decapitated I had to turn it off when the aliens started attacking pregnant ladies’ unborn babies. BARF

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+


This movie just sucks. I'm not gonna bother writing about the content because if you're smart, you won't watch this movie. In the event you do, I'm so sorry. I wouldn't wish watching this film upon my worst enemy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Directed by brothers Colin and Greg Strause, SKYLINE has an immediate low-budget feel, since the story takes place in a big city and has a tiny cast of only vaguely recognizable actors. When the movie focuses on its human "stars," it feels like there's very little at stake. None of them feel like real people, and none of them share any onscreen chemistry.

Things should get more interesting when the aliens attack, but the cheap-looking CG effects -- and creatures cobbled together fromthose in a dozen other movies -- make even the boring humans look interesting. The movie tries not to put all of its cards on the table right away, but in hiding certain information, things only become more illogical. (The aliens' behavior doesn't always make sense.) Still, the combination of giant, cheesy monster attacks and half-baked characters may ultimately earn the movie a cult/camp following.

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