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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Reviews

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Ted Whitehead
The Spectator
September 28, 2015
All the tension and scariness of the original has gone and in its place is a bit of floppy old cabbage. See the Fifties version if you can.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 22, 2010
This film wants to have it both ways: to have a more urbane, more "important" scope than the original, and yet retain some of its inexpensive intimacy as well.

TV Guide
May 30, 2007
The film collapses midway -- because of unsure and sloppy direction, splintered story continuity, and the overacting of Adams, Cartwright, and others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
...what if the mask of your neighbor tilts for a second and you catch a glimpse of the riot going on behind his face?
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 23, 2010
Gives remakes a good name.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
It was always going to be hard to better Don Siegel's 1956 classic, and if director Philip Kaufman doesn't quite succeed, he does manage to summon up an equally chilling air of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
February 13, 2010
Siegel gave the frissons classical sharpness while Kaufman goes for baroque erudition
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
This will read less like a review and more like a valentine, but this is a very, very special film, a forgotten classic of the '70s cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
On top of being an engrossing conspiracy thriller in step with the gritty urban tales of the time, the Invasion of the Body Snatchers is also a genuinely creepy film which slyly suggests there is something sinister beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
If not quite as great as its predecessor, still a pretty damn fine genre picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rebecca Murray
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
August 5, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Thematically, the film's allegory regarding viral-groupthink has plenty of wiggle-room for interpretation because it is so profoundly vague yet universal.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 30, 2007
It's not only the best of the four films based on Jack Finney's story, but also one of the best films of the 1970s.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 13, 2016
A remarkable science fiction tale that still stuns, baffles, and chills.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Invasion of the Body Snatchers validates the entire concept of remakes.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
August 7, 2002
The dog with a human head rocks!
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
The screenplay by W.D. Richter builds at a deliberate pace, and within the first half hour we're already disturbed by the almost imperceptible behavior of those who have been snatched.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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