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Fire in the Sky

drama, sci-fi & fantasy


Six men saw it. One man became a prisoner inside it. But who would believe them? In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discovered a hovering UFO. Walton's pals fled, but Walton was not so fortunate.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    33%
  • Audience Score
    57%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    57%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: An intriguing film made all the more noteworthy due to its nightmare-inducing sequence onboard an alien ship.

- Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The X-Files could have done this story in 42 minutes flat, though in reality, it probably would have deemed it to boring to bother with at all.

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Monday, May 14, 2007

Fresh:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Scares the hell out of me, even to this day.

- FilmFanatik, Sunday, August 17, 2008

3 stars

Unbelievable! This is based on a true story, most of the film is banal in the extreme, only coming to life in the terrifying sequence where I find out what really happened to a logger claims to have been kidnapped by a flying saucer. Believe it or not!

- deano, Monday, August 20, 2007

2 stars

More of a courtroom drama, and not a very good one at that, than an alien film Fire in the Sky is notorious for claiming to showcase the most graphic and disturbing abduction/probing sequences. That claim is debatable at best. These few alien moments, which only make up about 10-20 minutes of the films 109 min run-time, are easily the highlight but aren't strong enough to justify watching the entire film.

- staindslaved, Monday, October 22, 2012