Arrival is not just the must-see science fiction flick of 2016, it’s one of the most anticipated movies – period – of the year. A final trailer has dropped ahead of its November cinematic release.
Amy Adams stars as a linguistics expert, Louise Banks, who is recruited by the military to translate when mysterious extraterrestrial spacecraft arrive on Earth. Banks and her elite team must race against time to find answers: do the aliens come in peace, or is this an invasion? One wrong move could put all of humanity at risk.
Arrival spent the better part of 2016 appearing at film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. The reviews are rolling in, and critics are already singing the praises of director Denis Villeneuve’s thoughtful, high-concept contact drama.
The film currently boasts a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes‘ Tomatometer, and a critics consensus that says, “Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.” The Guardian called it “dreamy, freaky, audacious.” /Film dubbed it “brainy sci-fi with a big, bloody, beating heart.” The Verge‘s review christened it “a soulful sci-fi instant classic.”
In addition to Adams, the Arrival cast includes Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker in featured roles. Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, and Tzi Ma round out the supporting roles. Check out the last trailer above and catch it in theatres in a couple of weeks.