"When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity."
"Plenty of smart ideas and bravura visuals" - David Calhoun, Time Out
"Arrival gives us a lot to take in, and the picture is big, somber and grand, if in the end somewhat sterile." - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
"It's a monolith, a megalith, but like the gigantic alien craft that comes to rest somewhere above Montana at the start of the film, despite its immensity it hovers elegantly overhead. The film defies gravity." - Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
"Anchored by an internalized performance from Amy Adams rich in emotional depth, this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"A fairly chilly, cerebral bit of business, from its beautifully tamped-down cinematography (by modern master Bradford Young) to Jóhann Jóhannsson's ethereal score." - Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
Arrival released on November 11th, 2016. You can watch the rather intense trailer below: