Opening

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44% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
83% Tracks Sep 19
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Top Box Office

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67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

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—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
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89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Thing Reviews

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Matt Patches
Hollywood.com

The Thing's nondescript title once represented the fear of the unknown, but for the contemporary rehash, it's an indication of a generic, lifeless 100 minutes.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 21, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Succeeds as a fan-pleasing showcase for gruesome human/monster shapeshifting and other digital horror effects.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 21, 2011
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

Almost liked it!

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

October 20, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

The Thing definitely owes a lot to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic but as a whole, it is a pretty darned good little shocker.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 20, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Still can raise enough scares with its twists and turns to be surprisingly entertaining

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 6/10

October 19, 2011
James White
SFX Magazine

While it doesn't spoil the legacy of John Carpenter's film, it doesn't exactly add much to it either.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 19, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Hopefully we'll never tire of the visual splendour inherent in seeing human faces tear themselves apart.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2011
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

It feels like a prequel/homage/remake of the first two films all rolled into a kind of fleshy burrito that throbs.

Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 18, 2011
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix

Laughable dialogue and the CGI-generated monster get in the way of the scares.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 18, 2011
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It's a requel (prequel + remake). Same pattern, different characters. Unfortunately, it doesn't do anything better than John Carpenter's vision.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 4/10

October 18, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Debut director Matthijs van Heijningen's update of the previously twice-made "Thing" horror movies is a completely respectable effort in spite of everything you've heard or read otherwise.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

October 17, 2011
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press

We've seen it all before, only now the goop is computer generated.

Full Review Source: Houston Press | Original Score: 2/5

October 17, 2011
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

For all that digital technology has given us over the last 30 years, Rob Bottin's slippery and textured practical effects in the 1982 version were far creepier.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C+

October 16, 2011
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This new endeavor is, like many prequels, a movie that adds little to the conversation, filling in details that audiences frankly didn't care to discover.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

October 16, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

doesn't score any points for originality or improvement, but it is surprisingly deft in maintaining what already works while adding in a few new twists and not making the mistake of trying to explain that which is best left mysterious

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

October 16, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Frigid and frightful, it becomes increasingly inconsistent, incoherent and, therefore, unbelievable.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 5/10

October 16, 2011
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

The film is little more than the world's most expensive piece of mediocre fan fiction

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 2011
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope

Prequel or not ... it's the worst sci-fi redo since Tobe Hooper's 'Invaders from Mars' ... just sort of sits there, like a steaming alien carcass.

Full Review Source: CinemaDope | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2011
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

The film is not so much badly made as it is just uninspired and brings nothing new or clever to the table. It's bland and that's pretty deadly for a sci-fi, horror thriller.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

October 14, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

an exercise is side-long suspicious glances, ooey-gooey alien-human interaction, and idle speculation by the audience about how people can survive running around the Antarctic cold without wearing anything to prevent cranial heat loss

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2011
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