"...ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography..."
Sight and Sound
"...An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by the expert technical craftsmanship....[Weaver] carries it off well..."
"...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with..."Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...With its clich-confounding cast and plotting, roughneck sensibility and star-making turn from Weaver, ALIEN rewards repeat viewing..."
"...Scott's film still shreds nerves....At once graphically elegant and viscerally effective, the future conjured up by Scott was dystopian to the core..."
Los Angeles Times
"...In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past..."
"Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original."Chicago Sun-Times
"Weaver's Ripley revolutionized women's roles by introducing the female action hero..."