Shoot this movie to the stars
sloothaas | The Netherlands | 08/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely the worst sci-fi movie ever made. The filming is much to close up and more suited to x-rated movies. Script, acting and directing aren't much better and the special effects (or the lack of it) are very low-budget. Don't buy or even rent this. See "Communion", "Roswell", "Fire in the Sky" or "Intruders" for some serious UFO stuff."
Go rent it!
Tortoise Lover | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this "gem" to be highly entertaining. Sure, it is not the best movie, but if you are a Shatner fan you've got to see it. The gospel singer is especially good, though it was a shame that most of her scenes were cut."
Far better than to be expected
Compusurge | New York City | 02/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Shatner produces, directs and stars in this b-grade sci fi story that frankly is better than one might expect. Yes, b-grade, but Shatner brings his sense of fun and adventure to this 'area 51' alien story. Is he a good guy or a bad guy or simply a guy with his own agenda? You have to watch it, but here's my opinion....
I was told by some that this film was not very good. I beg to differ. If judged as a b-grade sci fi it was more than good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not since Trek has Shatner done sci fi in such a gut-level fun way. And yes, I saw the pretrek Incubus when it was released, and Groom Lake is far better a watch in my opinion, not to mention it's in English.
Groom Lake is a Saturday afternoon in an archair with popcorn and soda."