Phil the Alien

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5.31 h 22 min2004R
Phil is a gun toting, extra terrestrial party animal stranded on earth and just trying to find his way home.
Directors
Rob Stefaniuk
Starring
Rob StefaniukNicole de BoerGraham Greene
Genres
ComedyScience Fiction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Boyd BanksChristopher BarryMike BeaverAddison BellClaire BrosseauNick CanakisMary CrosbieSean CullenJoe FlahertyBrad HartDwayne HillBruce HunterJason JonesJohn KapelosBrad McGinnesPaul PopowichStefanie RodriguezNoam RosenIngrid VeningerRyan Malcolm
Producers
Craig FlemingMihkel Harilaid
Studio
Screen Media
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

67 global ratings

  1. 73% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 5% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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James S.Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
I stupid plot played by weak actors.
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Careful, there may be a spoiler or two within.

Like another customer wrote, I'm not sure how I got through this movie. Maybe I did like Phil a little but beyond that, there weren't a lot of characters I cared about. The (alleged) plot jumps around from Phil being drunk to him preaching Jesus across Canada and the US then sex then a beaver talking then more sex then we find out the beaver is an alien too the... See what I mean? Trust me, you can find a better Prime movie to watch than this. Oh and a minor having sex with a prostitute just went too far.
XxPoptart PunkrockxXReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
love this quirky film
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Found this by accident years back and couldn't find it to watch with my friends anywhere..anyways way stoked i found it on here.
Thomas M. SiposReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2012
2.0 out of 5 stars
bland Canadian TV movie
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An alien crash-lands in the Canadian woods. He's not too bright, enjoys getting drunk, is fearful, and entertains his new Earth friends by levitating objects. Meanwhile, the US military wants to capture or kill him.

I don't know where all these 5 star reviews are coming from. PHIL THE ALIEN is a low-budget Canadian TV movie (it's credited to Canadian Telefilm). Most of the story is set at the Canadian Tavern. The characters later visit the Canadian Motel.

I think those names are supposed to satirize the Canadian government's heavy-handed pressure to fill Canadian-funded productions with "Canadian content." That was the satirical target of the brilliant SCTV's "Great White North" skits.

But PHIL THE ALIEN is no SCTV. Its satirical targets are very old and/or very politically correct: drunks, Christians, gun-toting rednecks, bickering garage bands, evil American military/intelligence operatives.

PHIL THE ALIEN is not a horrible film, it's just not very good. I smiled a few times, but no laugh-out-loud moments. The actors feel as if they're just going through the motions. One-dimensional performances with no emotional depth.

I bought PHIL THE ALIEN on Amazon, a brand new copy for one penny. I guess that was a fair price.
XavierReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Light-hearted humor, offbeat, creative and unique
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Loved some of the songs too "lick a salt and... drink a shot and...suck a lemon...". I've watched a few times over the years...
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sammyReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Silly redemption
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This movie is ridiculous. Nicole De Boer is not. It isn't quite funny enough to qualify as comedy, too stupid for drama. However, did I mention Nicole De Boer? ... sammy
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RainReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm a magician
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Hands down the best Canadian alien b flick I have ever seen. I love this movie so much.
Flint SpringsReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nutso, I a Fun Way
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Phil is one of those movies goofy enought to be a crack-up. The odd array of characters and the characterizations keep the show rolling, it's one I gotta see again and probably routinely herefafter. Watch out for the Beaver!
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C. EllisReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Just an awesomely goofy funny movie!
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