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The Thing from Another World Reviews

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Rob Humanick
October 14, 2011
Perhaps the most famous shot of the movie is also one of head-slapping irrelevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 12, 2003
The Thing today is probably best viewed as a historical document, its shock value having been diminished through time and repetition.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Watching this movie one cannot help but marvel at what had passed as scary back in 1951.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 13, 2003
The conflict between Hendry and Carrington is one between Force and Reason, and represents a debate over whether America should cope with its Soviet adversaries through military confrontation or intellectual and diplomatic study.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 16, 2013
Set the template for a decade of alien invasions.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
A perfect popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 16, 2012
It's still a very harrowing and action packed horror film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The overall message of The Thing emerges as distinctly hawkish. Reactionary or not, though, it's still a masterpiece.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This is one of the better science-fiction cheapie films...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 14, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
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.
Alan Simpson
Sex Gore Mutants
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 10, 2011
Lively science fiction film, with dubious politics.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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