Walken makes it all terribly compelling, from his childlike compliance to the diminutive aliens who turn up in his home at night to an unexpected story climax in which Strieber demystifies the little buggers on his own surprisingly comic terms. The supporting cast is terrific, including Lindsay Crouse as Strieber's concerned wife, Frances Sternhagen as a doctor, and Joel Carlson as Strieber's son. This is not an offering that panders to today's alleged abductees, but rather a study of a sole survivor who finds his peace on his own terms. --Tom Keogh
Anyway, if you miss all that, there's still the great Christopher Walken (yes, he manages to throw in a dance step or two here), a terrific supporting cast, and one of the most haunting musical themes in a movie (care of Eric Clapton). I've rewatched the end titles quite a few times just to hear this memorable piece.
The DVD extras are all interesting and worth your time. Recommended to all, essential viewing for Walken fans.
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