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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

PG Released Jun 11, 1982 1h 55m Kids & Family Sci-Fi Adventure TRAILER for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: IMAX Re-Release Trailer List
99% Tomatometer 145 Reviews 72% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. Read More Read Less
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Playing as both an exciting sci-fi adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg's touching tale of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old.

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Pauline Kael New Yorker Steven Spielberg’s E. T The Extra-Terrestrial envelops you in the way that his Close Encounters of the Third Kind did. It’s a dream of a movie -- a bliss-out. Sep 12, 2023 Full Review Scott Cain Atlanta Journal-Constitution Don't be intimidated by those long lines. E.T. is worth standing in line for. Steven Spielberg's story is the essence of fairy-tale simplicity. Rated: 5/5 Nov 9, 2021 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press This is a real movie, with all those elements that have proved sure-fire through history; Laughter, tears, involvement, thrills, wonderment. Steven Spielberg also adds a message: Human beings and spacelings should learn to co-exist. Nov 12, 2018 Full Review Kristy Strouse Cinematic Lovelies E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a spellbinding foray that reminds us of human compassion and the eternal joy of cinema. Mar 1, 2023 Full Review William Jones CBR Steven Spielberg has given audiences dozens of great films over the years, but no movie has captured childlike wonder quite like E.T. Jan 9, 2023 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness ... while far tamer in its final presentation, "E.T." is a scary film and would’ve likely made for a terrifying time, though I do think, all things being equal, that history is better for what we’re given versus what could have been. Oct 25, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Frank E.T. changed my life. After rediscovering this film from my childhood, it was like a religious experience. I thank God, the filmmakers, and my guardian angel for guiding me back to this greatest film of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review LaShonda B I loved it! It was how I remembered it in the 80's and it still made me tear up! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review lauren I loved being able to see E.T. with my 5 year old son in the theater. We both had a great time! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/27/22 Full Review john Movie started 20 minutes after it was supposed to! Missed my kids soccer game. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/23/22 Full Review shmlohnathin Amazing!!!!!!!!! Way better in the theater Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/21/22 Full Review Nancy G. It was a beautiful family movie. Great acting by the kids especially. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/20/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movieclips: John Williams: 11 Incredible Themes Movieclips: John Williams: 11 Incredible Themes 27:14 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - I'll Be Right Here E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - I'll Be Right Here 3:00 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Ouch! E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Ouch! 1:38 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Saving the Frogs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Saving the Frogs 1:49 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Across the Moon E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Across the Moon 1:27 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - E.T. Phone Home E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - E.T. Phone Home 2:50 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Halloween E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Halloween 2:27 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - He's Alive! He's Alive! E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - He's Alive! He's Alive! 3:00 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Getting Drunk E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - Getting Drunk 2:10 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - It Was Nothing Like That, Penis Breath! E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Official Clip - It Was Nothing Like That, Penis Breath! 2:42 View more videos
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Synopsis After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Screenwriter
Melissa Mathison
Production Co
Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Rating
PG
Genre
Kids & Family, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 11, 1982, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 22, 2015
Box Office (Gross USA)
$439.2M
Runtime
1h 55m
Sound Mix
Dolby Stereo, Surround
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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