Aliens in the Attic

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  • Family and kids
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The scramble to keep kids entertained over the summer months continues with this underwhelming spin on ‘ET’ and ‘Gremlins’. Dragged off to a remote mansion for the summer months, precocious teen Tom (Carter Jenkins) and his self-obsessed sister Bethany (Ashley Tisdale) uncover a devious alien plot to launch a worldwide mind-control invasion from their loft.

There’s not a great deal to recommend: a few decent one-liners, some inventive anti-gravity slapstick and a brief but enjoyably bonkers remote-controlled kung-fu battle between one of the kids and Tom’s brain-zapped granny. But such fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects: the aliens appear almost transparent, like animated transfers barely clinging to the screen. ‘Aliens in the Attic’ will probably prove an effective distraction for undemanding pre-teens; their parents might find it more of a chore.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Wednesday August 12 2009
Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Schultz
Screenwriter: Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg
Cast: Carter Jenkins
Ashley Tisdale
Austin Robert Butler
Robert Hoffman
Kevin Nealon
Tim Meadows
Andy Richter
Gillian Vigman
Ashley Boettcher
Doris Roberts

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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georgia

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georgia

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jazz t

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sam

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sam

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v & e

we are going to see it today why did they rate 2 stars when everyone else says 5 stars

v & e

we are going to see it today why did they rate 2 stars when everyone else says 5 stars

lexi

AWESOME...OFF THE HOOK...COOL! ASHLEY ROCKSED IN THIS THEY SHUD OF RATED IT 4*

lexi

AWESOME...OFF THE HOOK...COOL! ASHLEY ROCKSED IN THIS THEY SHUD OF RATED IT 4*