Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by HARVEST MOUSE, LLC and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Evolution has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ExpressMedia
Condition: Used: Very Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$14.98
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Perception Products
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Evolution

4.2 out of 5 stars 614 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(May 21, 2013)
"Please retry"
STANDARD EDITION
1
$3.21 $1.99
DVD
(Dec 26, 2001)
"Please retry"
1
$14.49
$3.51 $0.01
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$9.52 $3.74
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

There is a newer version of this item:

Evolution (2001)
$5.97
(614)
In Stock.

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$14.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by HARVEST MOUSE, LLC and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Evolution
  • +
  • Idiocracy
Total price: $20.87
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones. Weird alien germs invade a sleepy desert town in this hilarious comedy. 2001/color/102 min/PG-13/widescreen.

Product Details

  • Actors: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine
  • Directors: Ivan Reitman
  • Writers: David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby
  • Producers: Ivan Reitman, Daniel Goldberg, David Rodgers, Jeff Apple
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Dreamworks Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 26, 2001
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (614 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005R874
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,555 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Evolution" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on December 16, 2003
Format: DVD
Let's be entirely honest here, "Evolution" is a silly movie based upon a barely palpable grasp on science. However, it doesn't matter because it is genuinely entertaining. The plot is just plausible enough to allow the viewer to enjoy a great cast offering up some genuinely funny lines amidst some very good CGI (and I write this two years after the film was released).
The story revolves around rapidly evolving alien life forms that arrive in Arizona via a meteorite. This nod to the theory of Panspermia shows that while the link to real science may be tenuous, it won't be severed altogether. This is an element that the viewer comes to appreciate as it allows a reasonable suspension of disbelief, which adds to the movie's appeal.
As these "aliens" become more sophisticated they wreak a rapidly escalating amount of havoc on a nearby medium sized city. It is here that our rag-tag band of heroes, David Duchovny as a disgraced biologist, Orlando Jones as a geologist who is more interested in anatomy than rocks, Julianne Moore as a hard driving CDC researcher and Seann William Scott as...well, Seann William Scott, come to the rescue. OF course, along the way they face the requisite bone-headed general, not to mention the rigors of a Division III women's volleyball schedule. Nonetheless, they rally together and triumph in fine style. The reason why this journey is fun to watch is simple: while each one of these actors offers up an excellent performance (particularly impressive given Moore and Duchovny aren't known for comedy), it is as an ensemble that they really shine. In particular, the exchanges between the three men are always hilarious as Duchovny plays a perfect straight-man for Jones and Scott.
Read more ›
3 Comments 65 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on May 13, 2001
I was able to catch a preview screening for this movie the other day, and I have hardly laughed so hard in all my life! The plot is as follows:
A giant meteor crashes into a cave in Arizona and two sceintists (David Duchovney and Orlando Jones) are called in to have a look at it. They manage to find, that alien creatures are quickly evolving from the meteorite and spreading out of the cave.
I don't want to say to much more as not to wreck the story, so I'll just give you the bottom line. This movie is truly funny, espicially Orlando Jones' and Seann Scott's performances. I gurantee, you'll bust a gut.
Comment 43 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I went into Evolution expecting another MiB. By that standard, I was severely disappointed. Despite that, I did laugh through much of the movie. Between the dumb-but-servicable humor and the superb special effects, I'd have to say that my 8 bucks were money well spent.
Much of the dialog appears to have been written as a Jr. High drama class project. Sorry, but bathroom humor just doesn't do much for me anymore. Orlando Jones's character was simply too stupid for belief and David Duchovny looked as if he didn't expect half the audience to get the joke.
That said, there were some fine moments. I particularly enjoyed the sly poke at films contrived for product placement purposes. Despite the cardboard character, Orlando does have some fine one-liners and, as I've come to expect, he makes the most of them.
Then, there are the special effects. I can't say enough, so I won't even try. Much. I've become jaded in the past couple of years, but these really do stand out. The sequence in the shopping mall alone was worth the price of admission (I won't spoil it for you with details).
Overall, I'd call it worth the trip . . . so long as you don't expect too much.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on June 20, 2001
Did you like Ghostbusters? If yes, then go see Evolution. It takes the classic Ghostbusters comedic formula, updates it, and gives it a spiffy new context. (To you purists, no: the films are not exact parallels.) They do, however, share several key plot devices and the fast-paced, subtle wit for which Reitman has become justifiably recognized. Before this review starts sounding too pretentious, I'm going to cut it off and hit the highlights:
1) This movie is extremely funny. True, David Duchovny isn't Bill Murray, but then again, we can't go rating movies based on their Bill Murray content (That would put Wild Things higher than some of Kevin Bacon's more refined work--something that simply cannot be done.)
2) It's entertaining! Unlike most movies, I actually walked out of this one having had a thourougly good time. Sure, it had failings, but those couldn't detract from the sheer entertainment value.
3) Sure, the special effects are kinda transparent. The plot and cast manage to hold up just fine, and actually carry the show themselves--instead of falling back on crowd-pleasing effects shots.
Go see it. If it's already out of theaters, rent it or buy it.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie was probably made to cash in on Duchovny's fame following the "X-Files" series as well as the movies, as some of the sarcastic oblique references in the dialogue attest. Having a leading lady who's red-haired and bears a slight resemblance to Gillian Anderson didn't hurt, either.

This is a fast-paced little tale running along the lines of "the Blob" in places...alien landing, insidious creatures consuming citizens...but the aliens begin as one-celled organisms only to become more highly-evolved as time goes by.

Two teachers from an Arizona community college discover a meteor and its occupants and decides to go for a Nobel Prize. Of course, the government comes in to spoil their fun, takes over and that's where the trouble starts. With the aid of the lady scientist, a would-be fireman, and two students just wanting to get a good grade, our heroes save the day in an ending rivaling the finale of "Ghostbusters."

Needless to say, in spite of the evolution of the creatures, the final monster does resemble Lovecraft's Cthulu quite a bit. Orlando Jones, with those huge goggling eyes behind his little glasses, is the best part of the story, bring a slight seriousness to the film while holding his own in the comedic sections.

Some critics dissed this movie but it's all fun so enjoy it and don't sweat the small stuff.

This DVD was purchased from Amazon and no remuneration was involved it the writing of this review.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video