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Arrival (2016)

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When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

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Storyline

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Story of Your Life  »

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$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)

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$99,406,467 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

Amy Adams revealed in an interview with The New York Times that she did not know Mandarin prior to filming the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the alarm goes off in the classroom there is a strobe alarm on the classroom wall (for deaf people) but it does not activate. The audible alarm was likely only added in foley. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Louise Banks: If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
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Denis Villeneuve's daughter, Salomé Villeneuve, is listed as "Hazmat Suit Specialist". See more »

Connections

References The Visit (2015) See more »

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One Of Twelve
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson
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A really, really cheap, bad movie
25 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of serious science fiction movies that require thought to enjoy. I looked forward to Arrival and the enjoyment the reviews presaged. Boy was I wrong. I need more vocabulary and synonyms for cheap, shallow, pointless. I get that the writer tried to include quantum theories of time past and present as all available simultaneously (John Archibald Wheeler's ideas. Professor Wheeler was Richard Feynman's adviser), however the author of the script just muddled the theory or didn't really understand it. It's a dog's dinner of a movie. Skip it.


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