The Day the Earth Stood Still Reviews

  • Dec 24, 2019

    A post-war sci-fi thriller that delivers its message of keeping peace through moments of action, and its theme of human paranoia through dated drama.

    A post-war sci-fi thriller that delivers its message of keeping peace through moments of action, and its theme of human paranoia through dated drama.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant movie.

    Absolutely brilliant movie.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Already 12 years old when I was born this movie still packs a moral punch. Obviously quaint and dated yet given it was contemporary at its conception this actually gives it an authenticity which more flashy modern remakes lack.

    Already 12 years old when I was born this movie still packs a moral punch. Obviously quaint and dated yet given it was contemporary at its conception this actually gives it an authenticity which more flashy modern remakes lack.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Blobbo subtracting 1/2 star for dumb moves by genius outer spaceman. Why man leave ship in scary costume when can breathe earth air? Why him open nice "gift" that look like scary gun before say "hello" and take off halloween suit? Still, movie good for 1951 and score by Bernard Herrmann always add star to movie.

    Blobbo subtracting 1/2 star for dumb moves by genius outer spaceman. Why man leave ship in scary costume when can breathe earth air? Why him open nice "gift" that look like scary gun before say "hello" and take off halloween suit? Still, movie good for 1951 and score by Bernard Herrmann always add star to movie.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    A masterful achievement in the science fiction genre.

    A masterful achievement in the science fiction genre.

  • May 26, 2019

    Possibly the earliest and best of all 1950s sci fi films. Unusually sophisticated, everything is well done. The movie only flags slightly towards its ending.

    Possibly the earliest and best of all 1950s sci fi films. Unusually sophisticated, everything is well done. The movie only flags slightly towards its ending.

  • May 12, 2019

    unexpectedly memorable

    unexpectedly memorable

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Don't bother with the new one this is the best.

    Don't bother with the new one this is the best.

  • Feb 15, 2019

    The film tackles so many issue in the short span of only 90 minutes. Acting, scripting and simple sets are on point and I was never dulled. A cult classic from a time gone by.

    The film tackles so many issue in the short span of only 90 minutes. Acting, scripting and simple sets are on point and I was never dulled. A cult classic from a time gone by.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    Speculative fiction at its best. While the effects are decent for its time, it is the story that makes this movie one of the best science fiction movies made.

    Speculative fiction at its best. While the effects are decent for its time, it is the story that makes this movie one of the best science fiction movies made.