Synopsis: A language professor is recruited by the US government to help communicate with aliens who have spontaneously arrived in 12 different locations around earth.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 3 (0 major, 3 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Arrival builds significant tension leading up to Louise’s first encounter with the aliens but no jump scares are used. There are a couple of minor jump scares further into the movie but nothing will cause viewers much alarm.
Jump Scare Times
46:19 – One of the Heptapods places a tentacle on the barrier near where Louise is standing.
1:02:41 – During a dream where Louise is talking to Ian in her room, Louise looks up and Ian has been replaced by a Heptapod.
1:15:47 – The Heptapod places a tentacle on the barrier causing Louise and Ian to be pushed back by an unseen force.