Creature from the Black Lagoon Reviews

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August 29, 2019
This is a pulp classic with good reason.
December 11, 2016
The whole thing is ultimately just a '50s B-movie, but it's hard to imagine what they could have done to make it a better one.
November 16, 2014
It makes for solid horror-thrill entertainment.
October 26, 2014
Okay, it's just a guy in a rubber suit. Even people in the 1950's weren't afraid of this so-called monster. But, there's some camp value to this on-the-water and under-the-water adventure.
September 18, 2014
When I was a kid, this was the movie monster I wanted to be.
October 11, 2012
What distinguished Jack Arnold's pictures from mutant spinoffs/knockoffs is even more imperative to sci-fi today than it was in 1954: wonderment.
October 16, 2011
The beats of the film are like overused sandpaper, too worn down and tattered to have more than a passing effect.
February 22, 2008
September 26, 2007
Imbued with great atmosphere by director Jack Arnold, the film is genuinely frightening, but also elicits a certain amount of pathos for the creature.
September 26, 2007
The underwater sequences were excellently shot by Havens, and the make-up for the half man, half fish was a masterful creation by Bud Westmore and Jack Keven.
September 26, 2007
Jack Arnold has a flair for this sort of thing, and if there really is anything frightening about a man dressed up in a rubber suit with zippers where the gills ought to be, Arnold comes close to finding it.
October 31, 2006
This adventure has no depth.
February 9, 2006
The routine story is mightily improved by Arnold's sure sense of atmospheric locations and by the often sympathetic portrait of the monster.
August 12, 2005
July 19, 2005
July 8, 2005
Very neat
March 11, 2005
November 12, 2004
November 1, 2004
As directed by Jack Arnold, the film suffers from silly stretches of dialogue and wooden acting, but the underwater footage is still beautiful, and Adams radiates a strong, sexy screen presence.
January 20, 2004
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