The Fourth Kind

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: November 6, 2009
DVD: March 16, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.51
based on 163 votes and 39 reviews
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Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton


In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document... until now.

Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where—mysteriously since the 1960s—a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.

Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.

Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Paul Brooks, Joe Carnahan, Terry Lee Robbins
Screenplay: Olatunde Osunsanmi
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  • 1 star "this didn't convince me of anything at all..certainly not aliens..i wasn't scared, i wasn't suprised...i expected so much more"
  • 5 stars "I think this movie was a brilliant work of art. It was the "first" of its kind!!! Great job to everyone! Shake off those Haters!"
  • 5 stars "I was totally surprised at how good this movie was. Very scary and realistic."