Arrival (2016)

8.4 / Rated by 6 people

Science Fiction
116 min.
Plot  An introductory sequence shows linguist Louise Banks's daughter Hannah, who dies in early adulthood from an incurable illness.

Twelve extraterrestrial spacecraft appear at twelve locations across Earth. An U.S. Army officer, Colonel Weber, recruits Louise and physicist Ian Donnelly to find out why they have come. He takes them to an army encampment in Montana near one of the craft. On board, Louise and Ian make contact with two seven-limbed aliens, whom they call "heptapods"; Ian nicknames them Abbott and Costello. Louise and Ian begin researching their written language of complicated circular symbols. As Louise studies the language, she starts to have visions of her daughter Hannah.

When Louise is able to ask why the aliens have come, they answer "offer weapon. However, China translates this as "use weapon", prompting them to break off communications, and other nations follow. Louise argues that the symbol interpreted as "weapon" might mean "tool", and that China's tran...



Amy Adams
Louise Banks
Jeremy Renner
Ian Donnelly
Forest Whitaker
Colonel Weber
Michael Stuhlbarg
Agent Halpern
Mark O'Brien
Captain Marks
Tzi Ma
General Shang


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Release Dates

United States


United States




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