The Green Slime (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Green Slime (1969)




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Astronauts unwittingly bring some alien goo aboard their spacecraft, and the stuff quickly begins mutating into murderous monsters.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ivan Reiner, Bill Finger, Charles Sinclair, Tom Rowe, William Finger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 1991
Warner Home Video


Robert Horton
as Jack Rankin
Luciana Paluzzi
as Lisa Benson
Richard Jaeckel
as Vince Elliott
Ted Gunther
as Dr. Halvorsen
Bud Widom
as Jonathan Thompson
Robert Dunham
as Capt. Martin
David Yorston
as Lt. Curtis
William Ross
as Ferguson
Gary Randolf
as Cordier
Arthur Stark
as Barnett
Bob Morris
as Soldier
Jack Morris
as Rocket Pilot
Carl Bengs
as Rocket Pilot
Tom Scott
as Rocket Pilot
Don Plante
as Technician
Enver Altenbay
as Technician
Gunther Greve
as Technician
Eugene Vince
as Technician
George Uruf
as Technician
Ann Ault
as Nurse
Tom Conrad
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for The Green Slime

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A sense of humor is required to appreciate this slice of goofy, cheesy late 'Sixties sci-fi!

Full Review… | February 22, 2011
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Despite the camp presence of '60s rock, laughable costumes ... and of course incredibly goofy-looking monsters, 'The Green Slime' is a seriously good movie.

Full Review… | December 12, 2010

The Green Slime is a complete dud, though it's so cheesy that it probably has -- and deserves -- a cult following.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of those films that's so terrible that it somehow is appealing to those who like B-film clunkers.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stunningly cheesy old sci-fi corn-fest.

April 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Green Slime

I waited and waited for this movie to come on television after weeks of ads in the 1970's, and it did not disappoint. Firstoff, the title is not true. There is no slime in this movie. The aliens have tentacles and are electric. The title infers a blob-like movie. Wrong. It sorta reminded me of the Space 1999 two-parter "Dragon's Domain". Lots of astronauts were tentacled by the "Green Slime" aliens which had invaded their base. It had a very Japanese B-movie feel to it. Lots of action, but not very scary. Many cheese scenes, but watching it with a light-attitude, it can be fun.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

ne of the most attacked films of all time, Kinji Fukasaku's The Green Slime is an obvious attempt to cash-in on the burgeoning interest in 2001 (also released that year). But whereas Kubrick's space opera is positively majestic, the same cannot be said here.
The Thing From Another World-aping plot delivers some apalling cornball dialogue, and the rest of the show doesn't fare much better: there's dreadfully wooden acting (witness the 'going up to 3 Gs' moment), the most obvious modelwork ever and it certainly doesn't date well, as best proved by the so-60s-it-hurts dance sequence, replete with then-fashion to boot.
But as with Plan 9, it at least isn't pretentious. This is one of those daft, crap-but-amusing sci-fi Bs that made the fifties and sixties so entertaining. It may also claim as position as a cinematic milestone, as it was apparently the first joint Japanese-American film production. And one might also argue its influence on Alien, but whether Ridley was taking down notes from this mess for his first masterpiece is debatable.

Antony Stubbs

Super Reviewer

A rip off of 2001: A Space Odyssey, even the title sequence is dreadful, so cheaply made with a horrible song attached to it, extremely forcefully used high pitch noises ain't helping you to make the movie any scarier. The acting was wooden, the props were badly made, the costumes... possibly the worst aspect of film other than the less than frightening monster. If this was purely made in Japan with only Japanese actors it might have been good, but finding a bunch of Europeans making a Gozilla like film just doesn't work. By the way, the main title is incorrect as there are no slimes, the alternative title: Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space is slightly better.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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