D: Robert Zemeckis
Warner Bros./South Side (Robert Zemeckis & Steve Starkey)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Michael Goldenberg & James V. Hart [based on the novel by Dan Sagan]
DP: Don Burgess
Ed: Arthur Schmidt
Mus: Alan Silvestri
PD: Ed Verreaux
Cos: Joanna Johnston
Jodie Foster (Dr. Ellie Arroway), Matthew McConaughey (Palmer Joss), James Woods (Michael Kitz), Angela Bassett (Rachel Constantine), Tom Skeritt (David Drumlin), John Hurt (S. R. Hadden), David Morse (Ted Arroway), Rob Lowe (Richard Rank), William Fichtner (Kent Clark), Jake Busey (Joseph)
A radio signal which seemingly proves intelligent life in outer space is discovered and decrypted by a female astronomer, who finds that the messages includes plans for a machine which aims to transport it's passenger through the vast wormholes of the universe.
Contact is a mature science fiction movie which may disappoint an audience expecting to see little green men from outer space. It's not that type of film at all. Instead it raises an intelligent argument of science versus religion which it leaves unanswered for the viewer to resolve in their own mind.
Great direction by Robert Zemeckis and a very strong performance by Jodie Foster are further assets to the clever story. Contact is without a doubt one of the most underrated movies of the 1990's.