The Australian outback has seldom looked so beautiful as it does in this pretentious excuse to cram environmental issues down our throats. Not that there's anything wrong with being green--far from it. It's just that the film's allegorical and pedantic style is off-putting, and film narrative doesn't easily support didactic storytelling without insulting the audience's intelligence. It seems that an alien known simply as "She" (Ullie Birve) has arrived on Earth, the armpit of the universe, due to some error on the part of her compadres. "She" ends up in the Australian outback where "She" meets "The Man" (Syd Brisbane), a gregarious every-Aussie and Earth's representative to superior aliens. If only there had been a vote. "She" has the ability to speed up and slow down time and then jaunt about the planet, and the two of them go mind-tripping around the globe as an excuse to show how awful we humans are, with our pollution and the plight of frogs. While their relationship flowers into something as beautiful as a friendship card, "The Man" (we learn from the narration) becomes the emissary of "She" and presumably saves the world. Once again, it takes these superior aliens to show us the way. Gag me with a billabong. --Jim Gay
I have long been a fan of the best of Australian movies. So when this was recommmended as Aussie sci-fi, I took a chance. What rot. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004
This is a thoughtful film, that, in addition to the communication between the man and the woman, uses the beautiful Australian outback to emphasize the message. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004
What can I say, this movie is so good because of the way it shows humanity at both its unconciously worse and its highest potential. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by G. Butler
Alien Visitor is a rare opportunity to view a well acted, brilliantly scripted and directed film that raises more questions than it answers. Read morePublished on May 26 2003 by Frederick Moe
I won't re-review the simple plot, but would like to say that I like the pacing of the film. For most this would prove slow, but for writers and filmmakers the pacing and style of... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2000 by Neftali Cano
A great movie and a wonderful lovestory. Only for sensitive people and dreamer !Published on Oct. 4 2000 by "heikodittmer"