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The Fourth Kind

Alaskan psychologist Milla Jovovich persuades fellow shrink Elias Koteas that most of their patients have been traumatized by extraterrestrial kidnappers, but local lawman Will Patton doesn't buy it, even after Jovovich's blind daughter vanishes into thin air. Press materials for this static, talky psychodrama proclaim it to be "structured unlike any film before it," but writer-director Olatunde Osunsanmi's big formal innovation tunrs out to be the split-screen pairing of patently bogus "archival" black-and-white video that shows alleged abductees undergoing hypnosis and color "reenactments" of same. Ultimately it's up to you, the viewer, to decide which is more boring. 98 min.

Credits

Director:

  • Olatunde Osunsanmi

Cast:

  • Milla Jovovich
  • Elias Koteas
  • Will Patton
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim
  • Corey Johnson
  • Enzo Cilenti
  • Daphne Alexander
  • Alisha Seaton
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce
  • Tyne Rafaeli

Writers:

  • Olatunde Osunsanmi
  • Terry Lee Robbins

Producers:

  • Paul Brooks
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Terry Lee Robbins

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