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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2015
The work of Ray Harryhausen is front and center in this solid effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 29, 2014
This 50s bis Beastie movie is still a romp despite obviously dated effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 18, 2013
Clumsy in some very key ways at the script level, it's nevertheless an exemplary B-picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Humanick
September 30, 2011
The third act - a rampage through New York comprised of stop-motion, miniatures, rear projection and other layering processes - ensures that all was worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 13, 2010
Lovable bad sci-fi film that overcomes its slight story and flat acting with wonderful cheesy special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fernando F. Croce
November 15, 2009
Visionary from beginning to end
Steve Biodrowski
August 26, 2008
...admirably stands the test of time. Despite its financial restrictions, it is a solid effort that works on all levels. Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but definitely a classic of its genre...
Top Critic
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
October 31, 2006
Despite more than a suspicion of palaver, it generates a fair portion of interest and climactic excitement ...
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
This enjoyable 'B' oldie is noteworthy not just for establishing a template for the Atomic Age Behemoth flicks that followed.
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Freed from the Arctic ice by atomic blasts, one of Ray Harryhausen's most loveable prehistoric beasts trundles down the US coast to stomp New York ...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 19, 2003
Frankly, I was rooting for the monster.... Watching the beast eat a roller-coaster was especially satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

May 24, 2003
The tricks are still pretty clever.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
January 31, 2003
Fun B movie classic filled with Ray Harryhausen's grand animation.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 22, 2003
Superior giant monster opus with great effects.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Good old-fashioned giant monster goodness!
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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