Luis and the Aliens

Luis and the Aliens is a 2018 computer-animated science-fiction comedy film written and directed by brothers Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein, and co-directed by Sean McCormack.[4][5] The film premiered at the Luxembourg City Film Festival on 2 March 2018, and was released in Germany on 24 May 2018, the US and Canada on 17 August and the UK on 24 August 2018.

Luis and the Aliens
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North American theatrical release poster
Directed byChristoph Lauenstein
Wolfgang Lauenstein
Written byChristoph Lauenstein
Wolfgang Lauenstein
Music byIngmar Suberkrub
Martin Lingnau[1]
Ulysses Filmproduktion
Fabrique d’Images
A-Film APS
Distributed by20th Century Fox (Germany)
Viva Pictures (United States) Warner Bros. Pictures (United Kingdom)
Release dates
  • 22 March 2018 (2018-03-22) (Luxembourg City Film Festival)
  • 24 May 2018 (2018-05-24) (Germany)
  • 17 August 2018 (2018-08-17) (United States)
  • 24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) (United Kingdom)
Running time
86 minutes[2]
Box office$12.6 million[3]


On his 12th birthday, Luis has no friends, and his father, the ufologist Armin Sontag, constantly does not have enough time for him. He does not even know that those whom he is so eager to find are right in front of his nose. On his birthday, Louis becomes the only witness to the crash landing of three aliens near their home. They have a special ability - eating people's hair to transform into that people appearance. Louis had never had more fun than being around them. But he quickly realizes that if his father finds out about his secret, it will not end well. He decides to help them fix their mothership and fly away with them to the Winters' house.

Marlon later takes the family's SUV. As the rest of his family returns from his younger sister's play, Armin walks in and tries to force them to assume the guise of aliens. But after the words of their neighbor, Armin Sontag, Mr. Winters and Ms. Dickindecker) set off in pursuit in a courier van.

On the way, Luis reveals the truth to Marlon - in fact, the aliens are traveling with them and Marlon, from which he almost broke the sack. After arriving at Dragon Peak, the aliens and Luis prepare to take off back to her mothership that hovers over the peak. Soon the others arrive there. At the last moment, Ms. Dickindecker takes away Armin Sontag's homemade freezer gun, as Luis tries to stop her but falls off a cliff. Suddenly, Dickindecker transforms into a large dinosaur-like creature called Tontonian. Luis emerges from under the pushed stone. He runs away from the Tontonian, who falls off a cliff. Luis negotiates a plan with Wabo, Nag and Mog. In the course of a difficult duel in which the three aliens pretend to be Luis, gradually leading the Tontonian to the real Luis, who is quickly frozen by him. After that, Stu later sents Dickindecker to his cooling house, and the aliens takes away the "NubbiDubbi" rug ordered by them and they go back to their mothership.

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The film had its premiere at the Luxembourg City Film Festival on 2 March 2018,[6] and premiered in Germany at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film on 27 April. It was released in cinemas in Germany on 24 May, the US and Canada on 17 August and the UK on 24 August. The film grossed $12,632,840 worldwide.[3]

The film received generally negative reviews from critics.[7][8] On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 24% from 17 reviews,[9] and on Metacritic it has a score of 46 out of 100 based on 4 reviews, indicating "Mixed or average reviews."[10]


  1. ^ Luis and the Aliens at Soundtrack.Net. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ Luis and the Aliens at the British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b Luis and the Aliens at Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ Alastair, Pusinelli (29 January 2015) Berlin: Global Screen Picks Up ‘Luis and His Friends From Outer Space’. Variety. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  5. ^ Barraclough, Leo (27 October 2017) AFM: 3D Animated Movie ‘Luis and the Aliens’ Travels to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  6. ^ Luis and Aliens, Luxembourgish Premiere – In the presence of the co-director Sean McCormack at the Luxembourg City Film Festival web site. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  7. ^ Clarke, Cath (24 August 2018) Luis and the Aliens review – bland and predictable extraterrestrial adventure. The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  8. ^ Staff (15 August 2018) Luis and the Aliens': Film Review. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  9. ^ Luis and the Aliens at Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  10. ^ Luis and the Aliens at Metacritic. Retrieved 13 April 2021.

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