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Year
1982
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
293,906
Checks
100,091
Favs
3,396
Dislikes
607
Favs/checks
3.4% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Rigters's avatar

    Rigters

    This movie is everything! Touching, magical, emotional and also very funny!

    One of the most brilliant movies ever made, for sure!
    11 years 3 months ago
  2. tomsalad's avatar

    tomsalad

    Saw it for the first time in a long while in the theatre after growing up with this film as a kid. It remains as magical as ever!!! A classic film that will surely be enjoyed by future generation after generation! 4 years 9 months ago
  3. CarcamanoFerreto's avatar

    CarcamanoFerreto

    I actually tried to assemble all that junk and craft the machine to "phone" ET... using an umbrella as the antenna.

    spoiler
    9 years 6 months ago
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