Contact Movie Review
But seriously, Carl Sagan's ode to the superior intelligence of aliens (and how us darned humans mess everything up) is consistently beautiful and interesting, but it never makes a point (except for that bit about the darned humans). The plot, which gives Jodie Foster schematics from space and focuses on the technical and bureaucratic minutiae that go into the construction of an extradimensional travelling device, is rather on the nose -- and the only real surprises in the film come from its obsession with God (in which the late Sagan did not believe) and the complete and utter disappointment received with the aliens are finally revealed.
Recommended for its looks, and not highly.
Cast & Crew
Director : Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter : James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg
Starring : Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake, William Fichtner, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Thomas Garner, James Woods, Vance Valencia, Angela Bassett, Tabitha Soren, Geraldo Rivera, Ian Whitcomb, Jay Leno, Natalie Allen, Robert D. Novak, Geraldine A. Ferraro, Ann Druyan, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Albala, William Jordan, Leo Lee, John Hurt