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By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Extraterrestrial docuseries leaves questions unanswered.

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The year 2021 is an interesting time to be releasing a documentary that's largely about conspiracy theories, as America is in an era when conspiracy theories and misinformation are having a direct impact on people's lives. In many ways, UFO feels like a run-of-the-mill documentary that asks familiar questions about extraterrestrial life and government involvement with it. But, told largely from the point-of-view of the UFO-spotters, it feels like it supports some of their theories, coming across as less journalistic than sensationalist or exploitative, as if it didn't want to investigate deeper than the surface. The facts may all be out there, but they are not in here.

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