5.9/10
73,989
373 user 187 critic

The Fourth Kind (2009)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director:

Olatunde Osunsanmi

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olatunde Osunsanmi (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
4,764 ( 299)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Abbey Tyler / Self
Will Patton ... Sheriff August
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Awolowa Odusami
Corey Johnson ... Tommy Fisher
Enzo Cilenti ... Scott Stracinsky
Elias Koteas ... Abel Campos
Eric Loren ... Deputy Ryan
Mia McKenna-Bruce ... Ashley Tyler
Raphaël Coleman ... Ronnie Tyler
Daphne Alexander ... Theresa
Alisha Seaton ... Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli Tyne Rafaeli ... Sarah Fisher
Paul Stefanov Paul Stefanov ... Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
Kiera McMaster Kiera McMaster ... Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton Sara Houghton ... Jessica
Edit

Storyline

In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. Modern-day, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're coming November 6th See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The end credits do not include the usual "The events and persons depicted in this film are fictitious..." or "The film is based on the real events..." section. See more »

Goofs

At the scene when Dr. Tyler starts to hypnotize Scott,the clock on the video shows 11:01:25 and we stop seeing it at 11:01:47, then after when the video starts again just before she says "Scott?" the clock on the video shows 11:01:07. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits; there are a series of radio interviews with eyewitness to close encounters of the first to fourth kind See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dark Skies (2013) See more »

User Reviews

 
Even for a believer, with a pinch of salt
10 December 2011 | by mel_vishalSee all my reviews

I am believer of extra terrestrials but even I had to believe in this movie with a pinch of salt. There are parts in this movie which would make you jump out of your seat and the rest of the time, you are glued on to the screen. What do I say about Milla Jonovich? She has absolutely NAILED the performance. One might say she is equally good in this movie as she was in 'Faces In The Crowd'. Getting back to the movie, it makes you wonder, makes you wanna believe and makes them debunkers wanna laugh at it. With me, it made me wanna look stuff up online. I wish I could say what but that might qualify my review as a spoiler. Regardless of whether this movie was based on true events or not, its an absolute thriller and definitely qualifies as a 'must watch', especially for those who like Thriller and Sci-Fi genres of movies. I would have given this movie a 10 but the reason I didn't is something you would understand when you see it.


22 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 373 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fourth Kind See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231,160, 8 November 2009

Gross USA:

$25,486,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,719,794
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed