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Forbidden Planet Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
November 8, 2006
The strictly formulaic direction and by-the-numbers script, however, leach any true drama or humanity out of the bulk of the film.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 11, 2002
The gadgets and special effects seem almost quaint to us now, but the movie is still fun to watch for younger children and it still raises some important questions for older ones.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
June 2, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
A true sci-fi classic, and still a whole lot of fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 7, 2006
MGM's full color, 'Scope production looks amazing, and Robby the Robot steals the show.
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.
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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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.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an endearing winner.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2002
An all-time favorite; great soundtrack, wonderful "Monster from the Id" and a fetching Anne Francis.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
April 30, 2005
Uma trama curiosa e efeitos visuais ainda eficazes (embora ultrapassados, obviamente) garantiram que este filme envelhecesse bem.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 14, 2005
Marvelous special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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
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
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.
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