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Still shot from the movie: Evolution.


When Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and Harry Block (Orlando Jones) find microscopic forms within some blue goop oozing from a meteorite that recently hit Arizona, the pair of science professors from the insignificant Glen Canyon Community College believe they are the first to have proof of life on another planet. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 08 Jun 2001
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

Although this film includes the discovery of a meteor (similar to Deep Impact and Armageddon) the monsters make it reminiscent of Jurassic Park. If you’re anxious for an alien experience check our review of the classic Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Home Video Extra Features

Although we have not reviewed the DVD version of Evolution, we provide the following for your convenience…

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: Dreamworks SKG
  • Theatrical release date: June 8, 2001
  • DVD release date: December 26, 2001
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Production company: Dreamworks
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (DTS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English, French.

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