Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Deadly dull alien attack movie has scary, gross effects.

PG-13 2010 92 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community 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

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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.

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