The Day the Earth Stood Still Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
Poor Keanu Reeves. Imagine taking the role of an emotionless extra terrestrial, and having people applaud such ingenious casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
The Day The Earth Stood Still is a missed opportunity for sure - you'll leave the cinema not enlightened or entertained, but wondering just how mankind's last stand could wind up being so fatally underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
The world doesn't actually stand still. The corners of Keanu Reeves' mouth, his eyebrows and most of his other facial features, however, remain motionless for almost two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
As a flashy big-budget distraction, Stood Still is adequate overall -- rarely above, occasionally below -- and often familiar in its spectacle.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
Robert Wise's original is well served by 20th Century Fox's popcorny but respectful update, a sturdy, entertaining sci-fi actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 18, 2009
Now we know what happens when the Earth slows below 55 mph and stands still.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
An entirely unnecessary and unremarkable remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Those next to me in the cinema staring blankly at the screen gave a remarkably similar performance to that of Reeves without even being aware of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
June 10, 2009
About 20 minutes in The Day the Earth Stood Still -- well, the movie stood still and never moved.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 9, 2009
It's just like us to be arrogant enough to believe, like Marvell's coy mistress, that our cherry is the ripest for busting of the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dave Bradley
SFX Magazine
May 12, 2009
The movie has the air of missed opportunity about it - but as reimaginings go, it's no global disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's all just two hours of pure monotony with CGI not even up to par in what should be considered a remake featuring state of the art effects.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 26, 2009
More of a mess than the pleasant surprise one might have hoped. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 22, 2009
The sort of movie that will do a perfectly acceptable job of filling an evening that otherwise might be empty (or, God forbid %u2013 one that cries out for reading a good book).
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Sincere attempt ... to make a poignant blockbuster that will satisfy an audience used to the very different creative prerogatives that surge through Hollywood today.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 4, 2009
It's never explained what formulated the inter-galactic environmental police in the first place. But, then, in Sci-fi, there are certain places you just can't go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
March 31, 2009
Has a simplistic environmental concern, presented with sensationalist sensibilities and, perhaps worse, given an even more simplistic resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 1, 2009
The perfect example of not only how NOT to remake a classic, but the perfect example of why classics shouldn't be remade in the first place. Clunky, cumbersome and completely crappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
A highly entertaining and gripping sci-fi thriller with brains.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 20, 2009
Reeves surpreende ao funcionar muito bem como substituto de Rennie, mas o frágil roteiro, os efeitos visuais apenas adequados e todas as cenas envolvendo Jaden Smith comprometem bastante o resultado final.
| Original Score: 3/5
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