Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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  1. Denis Villeneuve


  2. Eric Heisserer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Amy Adams

    Amy Adams

    Dr. Louise Banks

  2. Jeremy Renner

    Jeremy Renner

    Ian Donnelly

  3. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker

    Colonel Weber

  4. Michael Stuhlbarg

    Michael Stuhlbarg

    Agent Halpern

  5. Tzi Ma

    Tzi Ma

    General Shang

  6. Mark O'Brien

    Mark O'Brien

    Captain Marks

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $47,000,000.00

Revenue $97,946,020.00


Release Information

  • November 11, 2016
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • February 14, 2017
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by Gimly

By Gimly

Denis Villenueve offers a great film, but one that is exactly what the trailer put forth, this is not a Sci-Fi War film waiting to happen, or a modern-day horror. It's a character-driven piece about politics, life, humanity and communication.

Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time.

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