Aliens in the Attic

Aliens in the Attic

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Aliens in the Attic

A family sci-fi adventure about a group of kids who must protect their holiday home from invading pint-sized aliens with world-destroying ambitions. Meanwhile, the parents remain clueless to the alien battle.

Sort of a bit like Home Alone, Gremlins, Toy Soldiers and E.T. all rolled into one, this stars High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale and was filmed in Auckland, NZ (the location standing in for Maine, USA).

2009Rating: PG, conatins low level violence86 minsUSA
AdventureComedyKids & FamilyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Performances are unremarkable but acceptable pretty much across the board, and the vocal talents -- particularly Thomas Haden Church as the belligerent Tazer and Josh Peck as the lovable Sparks -- are well cast.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Marred by cheapjack CGI and poor character design (the squishy-faced critters look like they came out of a cereal packet, not outer space), this very kid-centric caper is numbingly mediocre, listlessly pitting its mind-controlling antagonists against humans who are nearly braindead anyway.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Robert Hoffman as the boyfriend, who spends most of his time under the marionettelike control of either the aliens or the human children, provides the film's occasional funny moments.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A fun but underwhelming and forgettable comedy.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Perfectly calibrated for the pre-adolescent set, highlighting broad physical comedy and themes of kid empowerment and featuring one of the stars from "High School Musical."

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie is awfully close to a video game with its own specific rules, but its characters are appealing and funny, "Aliens" doesn't have a mechanical feel that drags down most video-game movies.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Occasionally funny, but not quite enough charm or invention to make this a kids' classic.

2.0
0

Very good family film about well you guessed it alines in the attic and the young children who try and stop these pint sized invaders from taking over the world all the while trying to battle there parents who have been remote controlled operated by the alines

3.0
0

Week, yes I mean WEEK, like a wet dreadfully long WEEK... even the kids were over it 1/2 way through... dont bother, shot in NZ or not.

1.0
0

I think they cut the parts out where they took the pills and when they wore off.

1.0
0

Great for adults too! especially with it being filmed in New Zealand.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Performances are unremarkable but acceptable pretty much across the board, and the vocal talents -- particularly Thomas Haden Church as the belligerent Tazer and Josh Peck as the lovable Sparks -- are well cast.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Marred by cheapjack CGI and poor character design (the squishy-faced critters look like they came out of a cereal packet, not outer space), this very kid-centric caper is numbingly mediocre, listlessly pitting its mind-controlling antagonists against humans who are nearly braindead anyway.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Robert Hoffman as the boyfriend, who spends most of his time under the marionettelike control of either the aliens or the human children, provides the film's occasional funny moments.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A fun but underwhelming and forgettable comedy.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Perfectly calibrated for the pre-adolescent set, highlighting broad physical comedy and themes of kid empowerment and featuring one of the stars from "High School Musical."

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie is awfully close to a video game with its own specific rules, but its characters are appealing and funny, "Aliens" doesn't have a mechanical feel that drags down most video-game movies.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Occasionally funny, but not quite enough charm or invention to make this a kids' classic.

2.0
0

Very good family film about well you guessed it alines in the attic and the young children who try and stop these pint sized invaders from taking over the world all the while trying to battle there parents who have been remote controlled operated by the alines

3.0
0

Week, yes I mean WEEK, like a wet dreadfully long WEEK... even the kids were over it 1/2 way through... dont bother, shot in NZ or not.

1.0
0

I think they cut the parts out where they took the pills and when they wore off.

1.0
0

Great for adults too! especially with it being filmed in New Zealand.

5.0
0