Enjoyed the film a lot. Villeneuve is shaping up to be one of the great modern filmmakers, with this, Prisoners, and Sicario (I have yet to see Blade Runner). Adams and Renner work well off each other, and the whole film has a Day The Earth Stood Still "hey we are good guys, don't kill us" vibe throughout. The visuals are very striking, and though the script is corny now and then, the end product is a winner. 4 stars
if you look at the aliens as an analogy for the presence and impact of the future (the unknown) in the present, ARRIVAL is a pretty good movie about the fear of looking further in time (and it is, of course, also about the importance of time in our hypersonic and hypermodern society).
Arrival is a movie from one of my favorite director Denis Villeneuve, who directed the movie Sicario. It is a science fiction film that shows the power of communication in this modern world. It has awesome cinematography and soundtracks, which shows up this movie very well. The main message of this film is the global unity. I think Arrival was one of the best movies of 2015, and one of his best film with Sicario.