Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Dune Week: Arrival (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I really liked Arrival but it’s not the film of the year for me, as many critics have branded it.  It is however a very good, well made and visually stunning Sci-Fi film that has one of the performances of the year in Amy Adams central linguist.  What lets the film down is it’s “Ha! Aren’t we clever” ending which doesn’t really work and some rushed ideas (not least a storyline about the base solders)  that just seem to be there to force conflict.  These points aside it’s certainly still damn good but there have been much more enjoyable films this year.

Best Bit: Amy Adams

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try:  Contact, Interstellar, Sicario

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...