The Thing from Another World Reviews

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September 29, 2019
The Thing (From Another World) (1951) is an influential and taut horror and science-fiction B-film hybrid, loosely based (by screenwriter Charles Lederer) on the short story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.
March 1, 2019
We wouldn't have much of the great horror of the modern era without such boundary pushing science fiction horror as [The Thing From] Another World
December 22, 2018
It features crackling dialogue, deliciously subversive humor, confident and competent heroes, and a healthy air of sexual playfulness between its romantic leads.
August 2, 2014
Even though the thing doesn't begin to make its presence felt till near the halfway point... the simple act of watching men discuss strategy ends up being terrifically absorbing.
September 16, 2013
Set the template for a decade of alien invasions.
November 16, 2012
It's still a very harrowing and action packed horror film...
October 14, 2011
Perhaps the most famous shot of the movie is also one of head-slapping irrelevance.
August 10, 2011
Lively science fiction film, with dubious politics.
March 13, 2011
A solid, workmanlike film that holds up better than one would expect.
May 2, 2008
classic, though it didn't impress me really that much
June 6, 2007
The resourcefulness shown in building the plot groundwork is lacking as the yarn gets into full swing. Cast members, headed by Margaret Sheridan and Kenneth Tobey, fail to communicate any real terror.
June 6, 2007
The film has more frissons than most of today's mega-budget productions, simply because it has the grace to construct a meaningful situation and coherent characters.
April 9, 2007
A perfect popcorn movie.
March 5, 2007
Rather than Nyby, producer Howard Hawks is often credited for the direction of this sci-fi landmark, which features Hollywood's first space-age monster in a decade invaded by Cold War-era aliens.
May 26, 2006
Howard Hawks only produced this classic scary sci-fi feature, but it has his signature touches all over it: overlapping dialogue, smooth storytelling, compressed time and space.
April 28, 2006
All-time classic sci-fi still packs creepy wallop.
April 7, 2006
This taut and entertaining thriller is to The Day the Earth Stood Still what Alien is to Star Trek, or the Rolling Stones to the Beatles.
February 9, 2006
The overall message of The Thing emerges as distinctly hawkish. Reactionary or not, though, it's still a masterpiece.
July 1, 2005
November 19, 2004
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