"Arrival" quotes

Arrival poster
Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Production: N/A
Year: 2016
MetaScore: 81/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: $100,546,139
Released: 11 Nov 2016
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 70 wins & 269 nominations total

59 Clips

Who is this child - Arrival 00:09
Who is this child
We don't know if they understand - Arrival 00:07
We don't know if they understand
Come back to me - Arrival 00:05
Come back to me
So what are we gonna call them - Arrival 00:12
So what are we gonna call them
Uh huh I don't know Mom - Arrival 00:24
Uh huh I don't know Mom
The show is called - Arrival 00:06
The show is called
Why did they park where they did - Arrival 00:23
Why did they park where they did
In their final session - Arrival 00:15
In their final session
Am I fired - Arrival 00:13
Am I fired
Now that's a proper introduction - Arrival 00:09
Now that's a proper introduction
We're a world with no single leader - Arrival 00:11
We're a world with no single leader
The weapon is their language - Arrival 00:24
The weapon is their language
Memory is a strange thing - Arrival 00:10
Memory is a strange thing
Priority one what do they want and where are they from - Arrival 00:34
Priority one what do they want and where are they from
And  purpose  requires an understanding of intent - Arrival 00:21
And purpose requires an understanding of intent
As I watch you steer us around these communication traps - Arrival 00:28
As I watch you steer us around these communication traps
And remember what happened to the Aborigines - Arrival 00:09
And remember what happened to the Aborigines
There's no evidence of that - Arrival 00:20
There's no evidence of that
I forgot how good it felt to be held by you - Arrival 00:08
I forgot how good it felt to be held by you
Let's say that I taught them Chess instead of English - Arrival 00:18
Let's say that I taught them Chess instead of English
If all I ever gave you was a hammer - Arrival 00:07
If all I ever gave you was a hammer
He says it means an argument - Arrival 00:12
He says it means an argument
This is where your story begins - Arrival 00:37
This is where your story begins
If you immerse yourself into a foreign language - Arrival 00:28
If you immerse yourself into a foreign language
Like their ship or their bodies - Arrival 00:17
Like their ship or their bodies
Non zero sum game - Arrival 00:06
Non zero sum game
How much of it is negative space - Arrival 00:12
How much of it is negative space
You know I've had my head tilted up to the stars - Arrival 00:30
You know I've had my head tilted up to the stars
But now I'm not so sure - Arrival 00:20
But now I'm not so sure
I I don't know - Arrival 00:26
I I don't know
And where it leads - Arrival 00:23
And where it leads
Holy fuck - Arrival 00:04
Holy fuck
I'm about the same - Arrival 00:35
I'm about the same
I don't understand Who is this child - Arrival 00:06
I don't understand Who is this child
Come back to me - Arrival 00:04
Come back to me
In their final session the aliens said - Arrival 00:08
In their final session the aliens said
Why did they park where they did - Arrival 00:23
Why did they park where they did
Well the cornerstone of civilization isn't language - Arrival 00:06
Well the cornerstone of civilization isn't language
Yeah We're a world with no single leader - Arrival 00:09
Yeah We're a world with no single leader
Am I fired - Arrival 00:09
Am I fired
Now that's a proper introduction Hey - Arrival 00:05
Now that's a proper introduction Hey
The weapon is their language - Arrival 00:22
The weapon is their language
Now you know - Arrival 00:20
Now you know
If you learn it when you really learn it - Arrival 00:10
If you learn it when you really learn it
And purpose requires an understanding of intent - Arrival 00:20
And purpose requires an understanding of intent
We must consider the idea - Arrival 00:16
We must consider the idea
I forgot how good it felt to be held by you - Arrival 00:06
I forgot how good it felt to be held by you
Well let's say that I taught them chess instead of English - Arrival 00:18
Well let's say that I taught them chess instead of English
Trust me you can understand communication - Arrival 00:07
Trust me you can understand communication
If all I ever gave you was a hammer - Arrival 00:06
If all I ever gave you was a hammer
Morning - Arrival 00:12
Morning
So Hannah - Arrival 00:36
So Hannah
That if you immerse yourself into a foreign language - Arrival 00:22
That if you immerse yourself into a foreign language
Language is the foundation of civilization - Arrival 00:10
Language is the foundation of civilization
If you could see your whole life from start to finish - Arrival 00:22
If you could see your whole life from start to finish
Despite knowing the journey and where it leads - Arrival 00:17
Despite knowing the journey and where it leads
I don't know - Arrival 01:15
I don't know
We're so bounded by time - Arrival 00:27
We're so bounded by time
The cornerstone of civilization isn't language - Arrival 00:19
The cornerstone of civilization isn't language

Cast

Louise Banks - Amy Adams
Ian Donnelly - Jeremy Renner
Colonel Weber - Forest Whitaker
Agent Halpern - Michael Stuhlbarg
Captain Marks - Mark O'Brien
General Shang - Tzi Ma
8-Year-Old-Hannah - Abigail Pniowsky
12-Year-Old-Hannah - Julia Scarlett Dan
6-Year-Old-Hannah - Jadyn Malone
Dr. Kettler - Frank Schorpion
Private Lasky - Lucas Chartier-Dessert
Private Combs - Christian Jadah
Environmental Tech - Andrew Shaver
Environmental Tech - Pat Kiely
Dr. J. Bydwell - Sonia Vigneault
Richard Riley - Mark Camacho
Press Secretary - Sabrina Reeves
Australian Scientist - Julian Casey
British Scientist - Tony Robinow
CIA Officer Dan Ryder - Larry Day
Preacher - Matthew Willson
Chinese Scientist - Ruth Chiang
Chinese Scientist - Russell Yuen
Russian Officer - Sergiy Marchenko
Swedish Scientist - Anana Rydvald
Sudan Representative - Bineyam Girma
African Representative - Abdelghafour Elaaziz
Sierra Leone Representative - Abdul Ayoola
Japanese Minister - Alex M. Yeuh
Venezuelan Representative - Daniel Esteban
Chinese Man - Albert Kwan
Grad Student with Smartphone - Brittany Teo
Cryptographer - Joe Cobden
Cryptographer - Lorne Brass
Cryptographer - Genevieve Sirois
Science Team Member - Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles
Science Team Member - Michael Nangreaves
Communications Op - Reda Guerinik
Communications Op - Adrien Benn
Communications Op - Sasha Samar
Communications Op - Kathleen Stavert
Nurse - Kattia Thony
Nurse - Leisa Reid
Lieutenant - Brent Skagford
TV Anchor - Shawn Campbell
TV Anchor - Brian Dunstan
TV Anchor - Dan Duran
TV Anchor - Lori Graham
TV Anchor - Orla Johannes
TV Anchor (as John Moore) - John Sanford Moore
TV Anchor - Sangita Patel
TV Anchor - Hal Roberts
TV Anchor - Camille Ross
TV Anchor - Ola Sturik
TV Anchor - Tammie Sutherland
TV Anchor - Max Walker
Middle Aged Woman - Leslie Baker
Skype CIA Agent - Karen Belfo
Soldier - Dave Campbell
Venezuelan Military - Alexander Da Mota
Pakistani Scientist - Akul Dang
Soldier - Frank Fiola
Hannah (4 yrs. old) - Carmela Nossa Guizzo
Foreign Correspondent - Mustafa Haidari
Halpern's Deputy Director - Philippe Hartmann
Student - Eric Largo
Master Sergeant Douglas - Robert D. Morais
US Army Major - Laurean Adrian Parau
Gala Guest - Nathaly Thibault