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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
October 17, 2016
It's interesting to observe how Kaufman and screenwriter W.D. Richter contrive to exploit and refine elements from both Finney's novel and Siegel's film in the new movie version, an unusually imaginative and adroit but also self-conscious remake.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 23, 2010
Gives remakes a good name.
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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.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Invasion of the Body Snatchers validates the entire concept of remakes.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 1, 2007
Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom's most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares.
| Original Score: A-
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
Ideas that Siegel knocked off in a few shots are expanded to fill entire sequences -- but they're good ideas, and can stand a little stretching.
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Kaufman here turns in his most Movie Brattish film, but soft-pedals on both his special effects and knowing in-jokiness in a way that puts De Palma to shame.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 9, 2005
There's a little something extra in virtually every frame of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's dazzling remake of one of the cleverest of horror classics.