The Fourth Kind

Theatrical Release: November 6, 2009
The Fourth Kind


In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document…until now.

Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where—mysteriously since the 1960s—a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.

Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.

Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, “The Fourth Kind” exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.

Dove Review

This movie is basically about alien abductions but unfortunately some violence is included which is a bit strong for family viewing. The setting is in Nome, Alaska, and in this remote area Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) deals with the strange happenings and her video tapes of patients who have suffered great trauma are the greatest evidence to this point. The one thing which helps people believe this possibility of alien abductions is the similar accounts that the various victims share.

The film might intrigue people who are interested in this type of alien phenomena, but unfortunately the violence is not the only category which crosses Dove’s acceptability line, but so do the sex and language categories, as well as the “other” category. This is due to the levitation scene and several hypnosis scenes as well as a character seemingly possessed, speaking in a voice which is not his own. This is not one for the family. Why not check out “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” which is playing in local theaters right now? It has received our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A woman talks about making love to her husband and a scene with the two is seen without any nudity but sounds are heard and it obvious what is happening.
Language: GD-5; J-1; Ch*ist-1; G/OMG-7; S-4; H-5; D-1
Violence: A man is shot and some blood is seen on his stomach; gun shots are fired through a window; a 911 call is heard and a woman is pleading with her husband to stop; husbands shoots wife and commits suicide but the scenes are not gratuitous; a flashback of this scene occurs later in the movie; a photo of a man with a gunshot hole in his temple is seen.
Drugs: A woman has some wine with dinner.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: A character vomits; a few hypnosis scenes; a man levitates off bed; a voice not his own comes out of a male character.


Company: Universal Pictures
Producer: Paul Brooks
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 98 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter