Robert Riley’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" is the classic sci-fi epic crafted by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, an everyman who witnesses strange lights and UFOs while on a job for work. I've heard a whole lot about how unbelievable "Close Encounters" is and I can say that after watching it, I was not disappointed. "Close Encounters" is a meticulously crafted work of art. Spielberg's directorial work really shines through this film. His interpretation of extra terrestrial life is something that is uncommon, yet pragmatic. One of the best aspects of this film is it's aesthetic appeal. The film has a very hefty amount of quite breathtaking set pieces that help to give the movie a very unique look. John William's iconic score for the movie is also really well-done. I also felt that the script's use of music as a means of communication with extra terrestrial life to be very innovative technique. Richard Dreyfuss does a very good job with the role of Roy Neary; a character that I found myself identifying with wholeheartedly. In the end, Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" was a brilliant film with an awesome narrative and beautiful imagery.