The Fourth Kind Reviews
Posted 11.04.09 by reelz
Generally suffering from comparisons to Paranormal Activity is The Fourth Kind, starring Milla Jovovich as a psychiatrist investigating alien abductions.
"As far as blunt but well-seasoned acts of misdirection go, it's a good one, even if it breaks no new ground."
— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"...a cornball contrivance — and a draggy, rote, and listless one at that."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A couple of modestly effective shocks lie in store, but none as frightening as the onscreen text informing us that some 11 million people claim to have seen a UFO."
— Scott Foundas, Village Voice
"...The Fourth Kind none too cleverly bids to pass off mock-documentary footage of levitating psychological patients — and, scarier still, ordinary talking heads — as the real deal."
— Rob Nelson, Variety
"...an alien-abduction thriller that combines purported raw case-study footage with dramatic 're-creations' to unsuccessful effect."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter