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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Steven Spielberg proves decisively that a special effects-dependent film need not be cold, mechanistic, or simpleminded. Here he presents first contact with an extraterrestrial culture in spirit of near-religious awe in sharp contrast to the dark paranoia… (more)

Released: 1977

Rating: PG

TV Guide Rating:(103 ratings)

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Steven Spielberg proves decisively that a special effects-dependent film need not be cold, mechanistic, or simpleminded. Here he presents first contact with an extraterrestrial culture in spirit of near-religious awe in sharp contrast to the dark paranoia… (more)

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