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Forbidden Planet Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 19, 2014
There's a reason this film is called the granddaddy of all science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Humanick
October 12, 2011
The tragicomic tone would have done the Bard proud, and at even only 98 minutes, Forbidden Planet is positively epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
July 26, 2011
[A] nifty interstellar meller.

July 26, 2011
A smart script and-ahead-of their-time effects elevate this one from a cult classic to a landmark of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2011
An engaging 1956 science fiction gloss of Shakespeare's Tempest.

TV Guide
July 26, 2011
A superb sci-fi flick, Forbidden Planet offers an unusually intelligent script, exciting direction by Wilcox and generally good acting from a decent if rather dull cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 20, 2007
Its most interesting moments are mired in human frailty--in sex, death, betrayal, jealousy, and intoxication.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
A cinematic marvel for the ages, Forbidden Planet possesses a look and feel that was far ahead of its time.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 12, 2007
Still great, relevant sci-fi
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
June 5, 2007
Imaginative gadgets galore, plus plenty of suspense and thrills, make the production a top offering in the space travel category.
Will Harris
March 17, 2007
Even half a century down the line, this movie remains a masterpiece of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
December 11, 2006 enduring best-of-breed favorite, a CinemaScope spectacle that's terrifically entertaining, smartly written, memorably cast, briskly paced, and production-designed to the hilt.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 7, 2006
MGM's full color, 'Scope production looks amazing, and Robby the Robot steals the show.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2006
...despite the rather silly tone it sometimes strikes, the film delves into some intelligent issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 28, 2006
Equal parts cheesy 1950s sci-fi and intelligent, if misguided, grappling with the idea of limitless progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an endearing winner.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 10, 2005
Intriguing, perhaps overrated sci-fi classic that borrows from The Tempest and anticipates 'Star Trek' — but its driving fears are the 'monsters from the id.'
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 8, 2005
leslie and robby kickin it old school
| Original Score: 3/4
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