Went to the movies today and saw it. It was a good movie. I think it deserves the good reviews it has received so far. Best part about traveling for work is the town I stay in most often has a movie theater that offers 5 dollar tickets for the 1st showing of a movie every day before 1pm. Wish my home town would do that.
There are a few slow moments, and a couple obvious cliches (I didn't mind the alien time travel story, but the "in 3000 years" part irked me. I mean, I get it, they are from the future, but these arbitrarily large numbers based on a concept of time that the aliens may or may not have always make me roll my eyes.) but overall it was done well. The overall twist is fun, and you notice it coming about 1/2 - 3/4 thru the movie, but the language aspect of the movie is what really got me. Usually they focus on the science/math as the universal language. This one the lead character is a linguistics expert. And over the course of the movie she comes to understand their written language (the aliens don't have a spoken language).
The movie pokes at a few things in modern media throughout. Usually with the way the media is reporting on things. Seems a common theme these days in movies.
The movie must have had a different target audience than my usual movies. Because I went in for the Sci-Fi, but the trailers were all kind of... Drama-y. Including one called Gold, that features a fat and balding Matthew McConaughey.