>A surprise entry in the Oscar race, this brainy sci-fi film deserves glory

IT’S SMART

The premise, in which creepy, clicking aliens (below) are forced to live in slum-like conditions in South Africa, offers a provocative take on apartheid.

IT’S ORIGINAL

Part E.T., part The Office and part Aliens, it feels all new.

IT’S A SLAMMIN’ RIDE

Tense and suspenseful—no 3-D effects required!—it makes most other Oscar contenders look like a yawn.

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