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At Theaters: 12/25/2011 On Video: 4/10/2012
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 589917
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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Two Internet entrepreneurs and two standed travelers end up at the Zvezda Nightclub. The club is transformed to a scene of terror when the alians invade and everything goes dark.
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Action Horror Sci-Fi - This is a science fiction action thriller aimed at a young adult audience. There isn't any graphic violence, but some action scenes may be too intense for kids, and there is a bit of strong language. Fans of star Emile Hirsch should be pleased.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Emile Hirsch TAKING WOODSTOCK, MILK, SPEED RACER, INTO THE WILD
Olivia Thirlby NO STRINGS ATTACHED
Max Minghella HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE
Rachael Taylor SHUTTER
Joel Kinnaman TV's - THE KILLING
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Production Notes Heading
Origin of the Project - Aliens in Moscow
Casting
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 26 S-words; 2 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Falls, vaporizings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Chases, destruction, gunplay, explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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tSorry, critics were not given an advance showing of this movie. You can use these links to see if they provided a review after the release date:
Berardinelli (Internet), Roger Ebert, USA Today, TV Guide, Newsday.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 19 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
7
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
6
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
6
High
100%
*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 19 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, there wasn't much of a turnout for this movie over the Christmas holiday, so we weren't able to collect very many reviews.
TEENS:Three loved it, two enjoyed it very much, one rated it average and one thought it was below average.
ADULTS:Three males loved it and three enjoyed it very much, rating it above average. Three of the ladies loved it with one rating it above average. Two only rated it as "Good, " which is an average movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Arriving amidst a mysterious lightening storm, young Internet entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) land in the vibrant Russian capital to pursue their business dreams in the international economic center, full of new money but unscrupulous business practices. Travelers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor), stranded in Moscow by an unscheduled stop over en route to Nepal, make the best of it by seeking adventure in one of the nightlife capitals of the world.

The two pairs of best friends meet amid the glitz and glamour of the Zvezda Nightclub, the hot spot for the international and the beautiful in Moscow, including the young turk Skylar (Joel Kinnaman), the Swedish businessman who duped Sean and Ben. A mecca for the globe trotting youth, supermodels, and business elite congregating in Moscow, the club is quickly transformed to a scene of terror when the aliens invade and everything goes dark.

After surviving the initial attack hiding underground, days later the five emerge into the confines of a Moscow that's become increasingly alien - the once pulsating city is now without power and is all but deserted, yet occupied by a force they don't understand. Made up of electromagnetic wave energy, the alien beings kill brutally by shredding earthly life forms, reducing those in their way to their molecular structure instantly. The aliens are also basically invisible to humans, however anything electrical gives them away. Daytime is now dangerous, so the survivors learn to travel across the city in the safety of night, while confronting their individual reactions to these extraordinary circumstances where everything familiar is gone.

Throughout their journey across a foreign city to find help, the dwindling band encounter various Russian survivors who help them start to unravel the mysteries of the near-invisible invaders, their goals and weaknesses, and most importantly, how to fight back.

Courage survives.

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