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War of the Worlds Reviews

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Nell Minow

The story is affecting, the action scenes are thrilling, the issues are resonant.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B+

August 15, 2013


An unstoppable juggernaut of action and anxiety that will have you blundering from the cinema in a state of nervous exhaustion. Don't expect any soft drink promotional tie-ins with this summer blockbuster.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 27, 2011
Joshua Starnes

War of the Worlds is that most rare of screen adaptations - a film that is faithful to its origins and at the same time, its own separate creature. The first half is better than the second, but what a first half.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 9/10

March 7, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Alien invasion thriller too scary for young kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2010
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

so impressive in so many ways that it makes the frustration over its miserable final moments that much harder to bear

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

August 17, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis its own right it works well enough most of the time to pass an entertaining couple of hours.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 19, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An exciting, intense, gruesome, and awfully subversive piece of science fiction escapism...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

See it, but lower your expectations.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008

great flick from spielberg

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 2, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Spielberg blows stuff up better than anyone -- he proves himself the maestro of that by-now-degraded game.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2007
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

Spielberg flips the E.T. script with this sci-fi flick which reverts to the pulp fiction notion of aliens as the enemies of earthlings.

Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics | Original Score: 4/4

June 27, 2007
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

Reconfirms Spielberg as a master of action, here seamlessly integrating spectacular visual magic into the most mundane and familiar settings.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 26, 2007
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

Like disasters in real life, the film hits you in the gut with a vision of catastrophe, and leaves you to sort out what it all means.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Spielberg creates an alien invasion movie that can be labelled the antithesis to the likes of Independence Day or the ilk. The reason? The personal perspective.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2006
Mark R. Leeper

The film is dark and bleak with little real sense of wonder--the thing that should be Spielberg's forte.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

October 29, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

click to read review [Greek]

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 10, 2006
Jessica Winter
Time Out
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The film succeeds as pure sensation, an exacting distillation of fear.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds is huge and scary, moving and funny-another capper to a career that seems like an unending succession of captivations.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Rarely has the term 'Hollywood ending' been quite as appropriate, and seldom has a denouement of that nature come so close to tainting all that came before.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005

No es la gran película de la década, pero sí es un claro ejemplo de entretenimiento del más alto nivel que te mantendrá, literalmente, en el filo de la butaca.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 27, 2005
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 5, 2012
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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