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The Thing from Another World Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Set the template for a decade of alien invasions.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 16, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's still a very harrowing and action packed horror film...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
Rob Humanick

Perhaps the most famous shot of the movie is also one of head-slapping irrelevance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2011
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Lively science fiction film, with dubious politics.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

August 10, 2011
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

A solid, workmanlike film that holds up better than one would expect.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 61/100

March 13, 2011

classic, though it didn't impress me really that much

| Original Score: 3/4

May 2, 2008
Variety Staff
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The resourcefulness shown in building the plot groundwork is lacking as the yarn gets into full swing. Cast members, headed by Margaret Sheridan and Kenneth Tobey, fail to communicate any real terror.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 6, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The film has more frissons than most of today's mega-budget productions, simply because it has the grace to construct a meaningful situation and coherent characters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 6, 2007
Rob Gonsalves

A perfect popcorn movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

April 9, 2007
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Rather than Nyby, producer Howard Hawks is often credited for the direction of this sci-fi landmark, which features Hollywood's first space-age monster in a decade invaded by Cold War-era aliens.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Howard Hawks only produced this classic scary sci-fi feature, but it has his signature touches all over it: overlapping dialogue, smooth storytelling, compressed time and space.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

May 26, 2006
Steve Crum

All-time classic sci-fi still packs creepy wallop.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 28, 2006
Mark Bourne

This taut and entertaining thriller is to The Day the Earth Stood Still what Alien is to Star Trek, or the Rolling Stones to the Beatles.

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April 7, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The overall message of The Thing emerges as distinctly hawkish. Reactionary or not, though, it's still a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The conflict between Hendry and Carrington is one between Force and Reason, and represents a debate over whether America should cope with its Soviet adversaries through military confrontation or intellectual and diplomatic study.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

August 13, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The Thing today is probably best viewed as a historical document, its shock value having been diminished through time and repetition.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

August 12, 2003
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Doesn't pale in comparison to John Carpenter's The Thing so much as offer a respectable podling alternative.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Classic sci-fi. One of the very best.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 12, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine

[In the growing] cycle of films dealing with interplanetary travel, communications or warfare, each succeeding entry endeavors to outpass its predecessors in drawing on fantasy and the imagination. It follows, then, that this is by far the most fanciful.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Watching this movie one cannot help but marvel at what had passed as scary back in 1951.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
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