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Excellent "In ''E.T.,'' Spielberg proved a herald of the age when
moviegoers would make full-time friends with fantasy, but his most special
effect was taking us into ourselves.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Good "Strip away twenty years of hype, all the hyperbole and
overblown praise, and E.T. comes across as a very pleasant diversion, but
little more. The movie has (perhaps unfairly) been saddled with the mantle of
"masterpiece", a title for which it is ill-suited.''
Roger Ebert Full
Excellent "This movie made my heart glad. It is filled with
innocence, hope, and good cheer. It is also wickedly funny and exciting as hell.
"E.T The Extra-Terrestrial" is a movie like "The Wizard of
Oz," that you can grow up with and grow old with, and it won't let you
TV Guide Online Full
Very Good "Though the story feels standard, the fun comes from the
meticulously realized details injected into the material. From E.T.'s too-cute
encounters with suburban living to the undeniable exhilaration felt when
Thomas's bicycle magically soars into the air, the film bears witness to the
undeniable powers of one of cinema's most skillful craftsmen.''
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