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Two brothers embark on a journey with their father, who is trying to protect them from an alien threat.


  • Riz Ahmed
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Lucian-River Chauhan
  • Rory Cochrane
  • Keith Szarabajka
  • Antonio Jaramillo
  • Brennan Keel Cook

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Dec 14, 2021

If Pearce weren’t so heavy-handed, if were just self-aware enough to know how to connect character with metaphor, then Encounter, a flawed sci-fi flick with a simple premise, could be a great adventure fit for the stars.

Robert Daniels
Dec 10, 2021

After setting up a potentially powerful study of damage and delusion, Pearce (whose 2018 feature debut, “Beast,” signaled an unusual talent) remains torn between science fiction and psychological fact.

Metacritic review by Jeannette Catsoulis
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Sep 20, 2021

In spite of the film’s troublingly naïve take on mental trauma, Riz Ahmed vividly and empathetically captures a man’s wounded soul.

Metacritic review by Chris Barsanti
Chris Barsanti
Slant Magazine