- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 26, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Dreamworks Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Making Of
- Featurette: "The Special Effects of EVOLUTION"
- Production Interviews: Ivan Reitman - Director
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/08/2001
"...Mr. Duchovny and Mr. Jones make an amusing pair..."
USA Today - 06/08/2001
"...A fitfully funny sci-fi comedy..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/15/2001
"...Plenty entertaining....The movie is visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular creatures..."
Variety - 06/11/2001
"...A consistently amusing action romp....[With] exceedingly vivid and credible visual effects that blend seamlessly with the action..."
Hollywood Reporter - 06/08/2001
"...A good-natured spirit....Duchovny and Jones play off each other nicely..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2001
"...Amiable and entertaining....It's quite an achievement to create not only a one-off monster but an entire ecosystem..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"[There are] many laughs to be had."
Director Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS, STRIPES, DAVE) turns from ghosts to aliens in this comedy starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, and Julianne Moore. When a meteor crashes into the Arizona desert, local community college professors Ira Kane (Duchovny) and Harry Block (Jones) are shocked to discover that it has introduced rapidly evolving aliens to Earth. Although the professors try to keep their discovery a secret, the U.S. military takes over the investigation, sealing off the fantastic creatures and the environment that the aliens have established. But when aliens start popping up on nearby golf courses and in the local mall, it's up to Kane and Block to save the world. With a little help from Allison Reed (Julianne Moore), a clumsy scientist with the Center for Disease Control, and Wayne Green (Seann William Scott), a dim-witted country club pool manager and fireman-wannabe, the two professors devise a plan using an unlikely weapon to kill the alien population before it wipes out the human race. Fittingly, former Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd appears as the governor of Arizona.
- Theatrical release: June 8, 2001