Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1997)

bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate


Our Score
This enticing helter-skelter ride through space-opera clichés cleverly conceals the fact that there really isn't anything new of note here, just neat tangents off the basic Alien concept, as nasty extraterrestrials relentlessly stalk their human prey through a deserted spaceship. Sigourney Weaver's Ripley is cloned 200 years after the action of Alien³ because she's carrying an alien queen foetus. French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's shock thrill-ride does showcase some scintillating set pieces such as an underwater battle and a gallery of grotesque clones-gone-wrong. It's tense, mordantly funny, very graphic and bloody, while Weaver is on great form as the clone with some interesting alien influences on her personality.


Scientists create a clone of Ripley to get hold of the alien queen growing inside her body and breed a new race of the monsters. However, when the creatures escape and turn on their makers, the new Ripley must lead a smuggling crew caught up in the mayhem to safety. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman.

Cast & Crew

Ripley Sigourney Weaver
Call Winona Ryder
Vriess Dominique Pinon
Johner Ron Perlman
Christie Gary Dourdan
Elgyn Michael Wincott
Hillard Kim Flowers
General Perez Dan Hedaya
Dr Wren J E Freeman
Gediman Brad Dourif
Distephano Raymond Cruz
Purvis Leland Orser
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray