'Aliens in the Attic' Critic Reviews

75%
MovieWeb:   4 reviews
31%
Rotten Tomatoes:   71 reviews
  • Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    The ensuing war of the worlds is waged with weapons as fearsome as a bubble blower, a skateboard, and a sort of anti-gravity grenade that, frankly, looks like a lot of fun.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mike Hale New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Basically a tweener cable movie on steroids, with a bigger budget and a larger cast of B-list character actors.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    You could take the kids to see it this summer holiday and avoid an hour or so of rain - or rent the DVD later on. Inoffensive.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    38
    It appears designed for families who never leave the mall.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    Aliens in the Attic is so thinly written by Mark Burton and Adam F. Goldberg that the characters are defined entirely by the actors playing them (or, in the case of the f/x-spawned aliens, voicing them).
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    Stupid movie, right? But kid-friendly.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    A forgettable bit of fluff that will zip out of your orbit as soon as the credits roll.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Writers Mark Burton and Adam F. Goldberg pretty much let their imaginations go wild.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    The extraterrestrials get title billing but Hoffman steals the show.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    59
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ben Kenigsberg Time Out
    20
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  • Dave White Movies.com
    50
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Simon Foster sbs.com.au
    The whole enterprise is frustratingly 'blah' - weak acting, flat storytelling, lifeless direction, murky cinematography.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Cris Kennedy Screenwize
    50
    Cute protagonists, sensible morals and refreshing lack of complexity make Aliens in the Attic a bit of guilty pleasure.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    42
    Remarkably unremarkable; a lively war of the worlds diversion with plenty of spunky special effects, gratuitous slapstick, and Ashley Tisdale parading around in a bikini for all the dads out there.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Sam Bathe Fan The Fire
    60
    Aliens In The Attic might fall between a key audiences but will certainly provide a rip-roaring time for both tweens and younger kids, never mind the parents who are seemingly dragged along.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James O'Ehley fantastiqueZINE
    Disliking Aliens in the Attic because it is so blatantly aimed at kids is like disliking the desert for having no water in it . . .
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    63
    Amiable, kid-oriented slapstick...
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses
    40
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  • Bruce Bennett Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
    67
    What it lacks in originality and creativity it makes up for with action and a talented cast that breathes life into its thinly drawn characters.
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  • Philippa Hawker The Age (Australia)
    40
    You get the feeling that the Aliens in the Attic video game probably has more to offer.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Courier Mail (Australia)
    50
    Hilarious? No. But will you hate your kids for begging to see it? Nooooo.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Annette Basile FILMINK (Australia)
    Despite a lacklustre beginning, this family film manages to keep its audience entertained right through to the end.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Ben McEachen Empire Magazine Australasia
    60
    Getting past the passages of forced teen coolness, this likable sci-fi romp brings some PG-tastic fun.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile
    Undemanding and occasionally lol, Aliens in the Attic will have the youngsters in stitches at some of the fight scenes... entertaining and sometimes goofy family comedy
    Full Review » 5 years ago