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It Came from Outer Space Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Suite101.com
October 31, 2011
If anything, a modern vantage point reaffirms how devastatingly the film hits the nail on the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 25, 2009
Despite the lurid title and the involvement of several genre regulars, It Came from Outer Space is hardly a typical 'Fifties sci-fi movie.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 22, 2008
Among top five of 1950s sci-fi classics, starring great effects along with Richard Carlson.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
May 29, 2007
Picture has been smartly fashioned to take advantage of all the tricks of science-fiction and 3-D.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 29, 2007
One of the better science-fiction films to come out of the Cold War 50s, this one must be counted among the anti-McCarthy statements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2007
[A] scary black-and-white SF effort from 1953.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
October 31, 2006
Merely mildly diverting, not stupendous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 14, 2006
Conta com uma temática rica que, ao contrário de boa parte de seus contemporâneos, usa os alienígenas não como metáfora para a ameaça comunista, mas para condenar o preconceito.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The 3-D process leaves the image somewhat murky, but you can discern sparks of authentic pulp poetry throughout.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 23, 2003
Good, old-fashioned drive-in fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Surprisingly good '50s alien invasion flick with giant eyeballs -- maintains its charm despite the lack of 3-D effects on most video copies.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
predates the paranoia trope made so popular in 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers about what is human and what is alien.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 20, 2002
Serling observed that for as lovely as Bradbury was to read, his prose proved nearly impossible to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 7, 2002
The hokey "xenomorphs" would egregiously emphasize the film's subtle indictment of human prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 4, 2002
While It Came from Outer Space's theme is a refreshing change of pace from the doomsaying brethren of its era, its appearance is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 31, 2001
It was one of the first major-studio 3-D productions of the 1950s, and is based on a story by Ray Bradbury called "The Meteor."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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