Species

  • 18
  • Roger Donaldson (1995)
  • US
  • 103 min
Species
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Natasha Henstridge plays the dangerous spawn of combined alien and human DNA in this sexy sci-fi shocker from director Roger Donaldson. Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen and Alfred Molina are among the inept government scientists speaking daft dialogue as they attempt to track down the genetic engineering experiment gone awry before she devours half the male population of LA. Nifty designs by surrealist HR Giger (who gave the extraterrestrial in Alien its incredible look) and some engaging tongue-in-cheek thrills go part way to disguising the fact that this is essentially clich├ęd B-movie stuff, albeit delivered with a pleasingly glossy sheen.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi horror starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker and Natasha Henstridge. When a young girl called Sil escapes from a government lab, a crack team that includes an assassin and a biologist is dispatched to find her - fast. Because Sil, who quickly becomes a beautiful woman, is half alien and a threat to mankind.

Cast and crew

Cast

Fitch
Ben Kingsley
Press
Michael Madsen
Arden
Alfred Molina
Dan
Forest Whitaker
Laura
Marg Helgenberger
Sil
Natasha Henstridge
Young Sil
Michelle Williams
Aide
Jordan Lund
Aide
Don Fischer
Train hobo
Scott McKenna

Crew

Director
Roger Donaldson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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