Alien Nation

release year: 1988
genre: action/sci-fi
viewing setting: home VHS, 12/20/98
what I expected: couldn't remember
what I got: cop buddy action film with some sci-fi elements

synopsis: It's the 1990s (!) and a race of aliens now co-habitates among us. A human cop and an alien cop must work together to uncover a sinister plot.

impressions: Fairly entertaining - we get a shootout within ten minutes, and a good bit of action and subtle humor for the rest of the movie.

acting: James Caan and Mandy Patinkin both do good jobs as the main characters.

final word: The tried-and-true formula with a few twists.

rating: C+

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