Contact (1997)

Add to Queue

Adult theme

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Jodie Foster, Angela Bassett, Matthew McConaughey

The exciting adventure of the day we make contact with life beyond Earth comes to the screen with a profound sense of wonder and a dazzling visual sweep that extends to the outer reaches of space and the imagination. Jodie Foster is astronomer Ellie Arroway, a woman of science. Matthew McConaughey is religious scholar Palmer Joss, a man of faith. They're opposite ends of a spectrum - and sudden players on the world stage as the countdown to humanity's greatest journey begins. Powerfully, thrillingly and emotionally, Contact connects.

Status: LongWait
Run time: 144mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio Formats: English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Arabic, English, English Audio Commentary, English for the Hearing Impaired

Member Reviews (16)

This science fiction movie keeps you in its grip. Good acting and spectacular production.
Posted Sunday, 7 July 2013 See my other reviews
I thought I had seen this movie before. As it turns out I was right. However the only part I really remembered was the sphere dropping into the gyrating mechanism below and the heroine meeting with her "father". What seemed completely new on this viewing was all the debating and politics that occured before the project was allowed to take place. The other major element that I had forgotten is the funding of the new project by the eccentric millionaire that resulted in the success for the mission. If you watch this movie, and I recommend you do, listen carefully to the dialogue, especially in the final scene when the reason to continue the research is revealed.
Posted Tuesday, 12 March 2013 See my other reviews
made me think twice about what is real and the facts as we know it
Posted Monday, 24 September 2012 See my other reviews
I consider this one of the few best science fiction films, most of which are sensational without much plot and overdone in the special effects department. Contact tells a good story and includes some thoughtful philosophical and social points regarding "first contact". Some nice twists in the plot keep the film going, and a good ending.
Posted Wednesday, 20 May 2009 See my other reviews
Tom C.
Crap Crap Crap Crap. They must have hated Carl Sagan with a passion of such infinite depth to have even begun to have contemplated such a purile abortion of an adaptation. All involved should grovel in shame that they would attempt such a debasement of a great man's vision and beliefs.
Posted Tuesday, 9 September 2008 See my other reviews
Scott M.
Posted Monday, 7 April 2008 See my other reviews
Heather T.
Not bad but I have seen better sci-fi movies.
Posted Wednesday, 26 September 2007 See my other reviews
Zainab Z.
Posted Tuesday, 25 July 2006 See my other reviews
Matt C.
expected a lot more from this than I got. It was okay -ish but I still feel a little ripped off.
Posted Sunday, 2 July 2006 See my other reviews
Felix R.
Entertaining, but by far not as good as the book. Without the book, the end might seem a bit strange.
Posted Monday, 6 March 2006 See my other reviews
Netty Broekman
Posted Sunday, 16 January 2005 See my other reviews
Robert Huntley
Good movie
Posted Wednesday, 12 January 2005 See my other reviews
Robert Huntley
Excellent, up there with the best
Posted Wednesday, 5 January 2005 See my other reviews
Feneil Shah
Posted Thursday, 11 November 2004 See my other reviews
Posted Thursday, 29 April 2004 See my other reviews
The female main character in this movie (Jodie Foster) is the female equivalent of Michael J Fox !!!
Paused... Buffering... Playing...