Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Also starring Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
Villeneuve has crafted a movie akin to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”: an imaginative, escapist what-if scenario overlaid with semi-profound questions about fate, loss and the meaning of love. - Washington Post
This deeply thoughtful, profoundly compassionate sci-fi movie beautifully mixes realism with a sense of wonder. - Common Sense Media
PG-13, 2 hrs