(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

ENCOUNTER: ENCOUNTER starts out with hints of an alien invasion, and the main character (played by Riz Ahmed of SOUND OF METAL) seems to be driven by this, but he also is suffering from PTSD and is paranoid as well. As a result, this is more a story of a mentally disturbed father kidnapping his sons, with the science fiction it claims playing little if any part in it.

Released theatrically 12/10/21; available streaming on Amazon Prime. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.

Film Credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12800524/reference

What others are saying: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/encounter_2021

					Mark R. Leeper
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