I'm kind of shocked that E.T. has only two paws for a community rating. I guess some of the film snobs out there tend to #!@%*# on this movie and that's fine. I have a soul, however. Just watched it again for the first time in years and it held up incredibly. I cried, I'm not going to lie. The relationship between E.T. and Elliott is wonderful, Drew Barrymore is cute and hilarious, and just the look of the film is magical. I'm not the biggest Spielberg fan in the world and even I can love this one.
I loved it as a kid but find this still holds up well today. There is a miniscule amount of dialog in the first half hour, it's a visual joy just to watch Coppola do his thing with the beautiful scenery. Works up to Seabiscuit-style plot, trainer, boy and horse against world. Awarded a Special Achievement award by Oscar for best sound editing, you'll feel like you're racing along with them at the end.