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      Fire in the Sky

      PG-13 Released Mar 12, 1993 1h 47m Drama Sci-Fi TRAILER for Fire in the Sky: Trailer 1 List Fire in the Sky: Trailer 1 Fire in the Sky: Trailer 1 1:07 View more videos
      52% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 57% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) leaves the truck -- only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters (James Garner), who suspects that murder is behind Walton's disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      SF Chronicle Staff San Francisco Chronicle D.B. Sweeney is persuasive as a man whose life is changed forever by an encounter with cold, unfeeling aliens. Rated: 3/4 Jan 11, 2023 Full Review Jake Cole Slant Magazine By opening in a rush of bewilderment before slowing things to a crawl, Robert Lieberman sets an unpredictable mood that sustains the film for a while. Jun 23, 2022 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader While it certainly isn’t brilliant, Fire in the Sky offers some fairly efficient story telling and a few effective visual and dramatic moments. Rated: 2/4 Jun 2, 2022 Full Review Kat Halstead Common Sense Media Co-written by the real-life Walton, this biographical sci-fi drama leans into its story, showing the experience of Walton and his friends to be steadfastly true in the face of doubt from every angle. Feb 22, 2024 Full Review Victor Stiff Victor Stiff Reviews Fire in the Sky finesses the line between truth and fantasy, retelling Travis Walton’s story with notes of terror and cosmic wonder. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy As with The Amityville Horror, The Entity, and The Conjuring franchise, here's another movie that purports to be “based on the true story” but is more likely based on an elaborate scheme to swindle the gullible. Rated: 2/4 Jul 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      David C A thoughtful and well executed story about people, not aliens. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Joe W Poor acting. Shallow one-dimensional characters. Don't waste your time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/04/24 Full Review Movie M There's a good movie in here somewhere. Cut out most of the middle and the rest is interesting. A story about a man believed to be abducted by aliens and the trauma thereafter works. That's the hook. Unfortunately that part doesn't even start until an hour and ten minutes in.
The actual alien bit was pretty gnarly but even that could've used a brisker edit. I remember seeing the trailer and poster at the video store. Something about it gave me the creeps. A little bummed it didn't meet those expectations of 8 year old me 🤣
That ending is awful. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Jeffrey This was a film that truly terrified me as a child. The unfeeling, cold, and calculated dominance of the aliens during the abduction flashbacks gripped my young eyes and mind in such a way that it stuck with me for years. As a film that sparks interest in Travis Walton, it certainly takes its liberties when compared to the actual Travis Walton story (via books and interviews). It's a film that is worth a watch and sort of in the same vein as "The Fourth Kind" etc. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/06/24 Full Review Emilliano Jr S A hard to believe true story Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review John J This film is astonishingly boring. The film opens with about 25 minutes of the most on the nose, pointless exposition you could possibly imagine, followed by the alien abduction scene. What follows is a bewilderingly unfocused murder mystery plot, in which the local town accuses the supporting casts of murdering the character that was abducted. Obviously, we know they didn't do it, because we saw the moron get abducted, so the entire plot lacks any tension and just meanders onwards pointlessly for nearly a whole hour until the film "climaxes" with the abducted character being returned. Seriously, this alien abduction movie spends the vast majority of its screentime focused on this lame subplot about the town accusing the 5 local himbos of murder and contains about 10 minutes total of actual alien footage. The acting is bad, the plot is boring, the actual "spooky scene" where the aliens are finaley shown is not nearly worth the amount of time wasted to get there. Give this one a skip. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Fire in the Sky

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      Synopsis In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) leaves the truck -- only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters (James Garner), who suspects that murder is behind Walton's disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief.
      Director
      Robert Lieberman
      Producer
      Todd Black, Joe Wizan
      Screenwriter
      Travis Walton, Tracy Torme
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 12, 1993, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.6M
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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