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Them! Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2015
A strong cast (James Whitmore, James Arness and Edmund Gwenn), taut direction by Gordon Douglas, an intelligent and involving screenplay, and Oscar-nominated visual effects combine to make this a genuine classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 18, 2014
Easily the best of the giant insect movies... exploring the subject with the full gravity of its horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 1, 2013
Skillfully made science fiction classic intelligently develops scary premise.
Rob Humanick
October 2, 2011
Smart and idiosyncratic, with enough climaxes for two movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 6, 2007
It isn't all that bad, except when the ants themselves show up.

September 24, 2007
This is first-rate pulp.

TV Guide
May 29, 2007
Them! was Warner Brothers' highest grossing film of 1954 and inspired countless imitations, all of which were inferior to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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May 29, 2007
This science-fiction shocker has a well-plotted story [by George Worthington Yates, adapted by Russell Hughes], expertly directed and acted in a matter-of-fact style.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
October 31, 2006
Definitely a chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
By far the best of the '50s cycle of 'creature features.'
Christopher Null
October 2, 2005
Who doesn't love a giant ant movie? Who?
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 31, 2005
Sci-fi shocker is surprisingly timely
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 31, 2002
After half a century it remains THE quintessential giant-bug picture.
| Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
As giant insect movies go, this is the best
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 16, 2002
'1954 classic represents the best of the Cold War radiation scare films'
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 14, 2002
Eeek! These ants could spoil any picnic!
| Original Score: 5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
August 9, 2002
Classic B (or ant, in this case) flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the better sci-fi'ers to emerge from the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Decently budgeted and atmospheric, it's a sober accomplishment in a cycle that would quickly turn to self-parody.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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