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THE FOURTH KIND

 
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At Theaters: 11/6/2009 On Video: 3/16/2010
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 38 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549927
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where--mysteriously since the 1960s--a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller - This is a talky science fiction drama done in the unusual combination form of re-enactments and "real" footage. Those looking for some traditional scares and action may be disappointed
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Cast and Crew Heading
Milla Jovovich A PERFECT GETAWAY, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
Will Patton A MIGHTY HEART, CODE NAME: THE CLEANER
Elias Koteas THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi THE CAVERN
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 4 S-words, 5 GD
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sensuality without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Shootings, stabbings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average On a purely narrative level, The Fourth Kind offers the occasional "boo!" moment but is too tame (consider the PG-13 rating) to generate any lasting horror and too contrived to work on a dramatic level.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average ...But unlike those two, which just forge ahead with their home video cameras, this one encumbers its flow with ceaseless reminders that it is a dramatization of real events.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average You don't have to believe in far-fetched tales of mysterious beams of light and alien abductions to get caught up in The Fourth Kind.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 85 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
Fairly High
71%
13-19Teens (F)
17
Fairly Low
71%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
About 50/50
80%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
Fairly High
70%
30+Adults (M)
17
About 50/50
65%
30+Adults (F)
24
Fairly Low
67%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 85 moviegoers:
TEENS:Most of the males enjoyed it very much, but a couple hated it. The female reviews are very low. Only about a third truly enjoyed it. Most rated it as average and below average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males gave very few real high reviews of "Fantastic" and "Excellent," which is disappointing. Most of the reviews are "Very Good," which is above average and "Fair," which is below average. The female reviews are very similar. To me these reviews indicate a good but not great movie.
ADULTS:These are very mixed reviews. Quite a few of the males truly enjoyed it, but half rated it average to below average, or lower. The female reviews are even lower. Only a very small percentage rated this movie very high. A large percentage rated it above average to average, but a large percentage also rated it below average and lower.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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. This encounter has been the most difficult to document...until now. 

Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, 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 (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. 

Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, 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.

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