Box art for Aliens in the Attic

Aliens in the Attic

children & family, comedy, sci-fi & fantasy


It's summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    31%
  • Audience Score
    43%

common sense

ON for kids age 8
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
2 out of 5

Silly teens-versus-aliens adventure is sure to delight kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this alien adventure comedy stars Disney Channel and Nickelodeon veterans like Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) and Austin Robert Butler (Zoey 101), so expect tweens and younger elementary schoolers to be interested.There's a heavy dose of physical humor and action, as well as some mildperil, but it's fairly mild compared to other tween-targetedfilms. The language includes frequent use of insults like "stupid," "idiot," and "tool," while the consumerism focuses heavily onelectronics (Nintendo, Mac, X-box, etc.).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's cartoonish violence. Will younger kids be frightened, or do you think they'll understand from the start that the aliens aren't all that evil?
  • Parents can also discuss the kids' secrecy. Kids: is it generally a wise idea to keep important concerns from your parents?
  • An important issue is raised when Tom, a "mathlete," says he'd rather hide his intelligence and tank his grades than be labeled a nerd. Why is this a dangerous message? Why does Tom change his mind?
  • There's a noticeable amount of brand placement in the movie. What message do all those corporate logos send kids?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Getting past the passages of forced teen coolness, this likable sci-fi romp brings some PG-tastic fun.

- Ben McEachen, Empire Magazine Australasia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The whole enterprise is frustratingly 'blah' - weak acting, flat storytelling, lifeless direction, murky cinematography.

- Simon Foster, sbs.com.au, Monday, August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

It was fun.. typical kid movie but entertaining..

- citawijaya, Tuesday, October 13, 2009

3 stars

Aliens in the Attic is a movie that entertains for maybe 30 minutes. After that time I think that it turns a little foolish, unreal and very childish. the movie tells the story of a very dysfunctional family that rent a house on the lake for their vacations, what they don't know is that the house is already habited by a group of aliens looking for a device to invade and conquer the Earth. The aliens can control the mind of adult people but not of teenagers and children, so it is the children of the family to protect their house, their family and the whole world. The story is very predictable, from the very beginning you can tell what is going to happen. The cast is good, the performances notthat much. I love the role of Doris Roberts as the Grandma, she is very funny, Kevin Nealon is also very food as the dad. I think that it is already time for Ashley Tisdale to leave behind the roles of the spoiled high school teenager and the kids were good enough specially the little girl Ashley Boettcher. In conclusion, Aliens in the Attic is an entertaining and enjoyable movie specially for kids, then if you don't have kids or you're not one avoid it or wait for it until its on dvd.

- barrys, Saturday, October 10, 2009

3 stars

Watched this with my niece and it wasn't something I really wanted to watch.But it ended up being a really cute movie. A really good flick for the kiddies.. My niece loved it.

- LWOODS04, Tuesday, August 4, 2009