Film4 Productions

Adventure Drama Thriller
108 min     6.472     2021     United Kingdom


A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from an unhuman threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.


MSB wrote:
FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/encounter-spoiler-free-review "Encounter features good performances, but sadly, it fails to deliver a creative, captivating take on an "alien invasion" flick. Riz Ahmed tries his best to carry Michael Pearce's work to safe harbor, but the unsurprising, generic narrative lacks compelling character development to help the viewers reach the final act still interested about how everything's going to end. From a technical standpoint, no element stands out enough to bring the film up a notch. Almost everything about it feels copied from better movies, and its themes have been approached countless times before. If the filmmakers can't bring uniqueness to their story and characters, then the viewers will struggle to care about it..." Rating: C-