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      Independence Day

      PG-13 Released Jul 3, 1996 2h 25m Sci-Fi Adventure Action TRAILER for Independence Day: Trailer 1 List Independence Day: Trailer 1 Independence Day: Trailer 1 2:26 View more videos
      68% Tomatometer 81 Reviews 75% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The plot is thin and so is character development, but as a thrilling, spectacle-filled summer movie, Independence Day delivers.

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      Duane Byrge Hollywood Reporter A sci-fi story constellation of the brightest star elements. With German director Emmerich at the helm, Independence Day soars as filmic uber-craft. Jul 3, 2018 Full Review Dave Kehr New York Daily News Sonnenfeld has directed with gusto and precision from a vaguely plotted but often hilarious screenplay, and his view of Manhattan as a holding pen for intergalactic refugees has the touch of authentic experience fundamental to all great comedy. Jan 18, 2018 Full Review Jami Bernard New York Daily News "ID4" presses all the current hot buttons with great efficiency which will make it hard to keep in mind that just because a movie kicks major butt doesn't mean it's good. Jan 18, 2018 Full Review Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh A defining experience for the '90s and set the formula for summer blockbusters, blending together bombastical action, heart, and humor. Rated: 5/5 Sep 24, 2023 Full Review Alison Gillmor Winnipeg Free Press Disaster master Roland Emmerich prefers his aliens hostile, hideous and prone to blowing up recognizable national landmarks. Feb 27, 2023 Full Review Sheila Reid Women in the Life If you see no other movie this summer, go see this one. May 31, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alex L A landmark in FX , deserved by its plot, execution , acting and ridiculous ending Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review First name L -1 Star: Character Development -0.5: Running Time Despite it's flaws, this is top shelf blockbuster sci-fi. Where the story falters, rousing spectacle and tension deliver. I'll return to this one again, and again. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Laze T THIS MOVIE IS pretty ok honestly nothing terrible to say just not my fav Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/15/24 Full Review Cameron B The absolute pinnacle of alien invasion films. Classic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Paul A The movie is so 90s, but I love it childhood Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Carson P This is the Star Wars of the 90s emmerich is like the German George Lucas he has a great eye for impressive visuals realistic, fun and very convincing action set pieces and creating memorable and compelling charachters Independence Day is a meaningful piece of entertainment everyone should see and has a very original story and premise that I haven't seen in other movies before it anyone who doesn't like this has no taste in what good quality cinema is this film is one of the reasons cinema was invented and is just as imaginative as the sci fi that Spielberg does and this is one of the best sci fi action disaster films ever made and the best movie of 1996 A+ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
      Director
      Roland Emmerich
      Producer
      Dean Devlin
      Screenwriter
      Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox, Centropolis Film Productions, Centropolis Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Violence|Sci-Fi Destruction)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 3, 1996, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $306.2M
      Runtime
      2h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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