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Forbidden Planet Reviews

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January 19, 2014
There's a reason this film is called the granddaddy of all science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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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
July 26, 2011
An engaging 1956 science fiction gloss of Shakespeare's Tempest.
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
December 24, 2010
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
July 10, 2007
A cinematic marvel for the ages, Forbidden Planet possesses a look and feel that was far ahead of its time.
June 12, 2007
Still great, relevant sci-fi
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 5, 2007
Imaginative gadgets galore, plus plenty of suspense and thrills, make the production a top offering in the space travel category.
March 17, 2007
Even half a century down the line, this movie remains a masterpiece of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
December 7, 2006
MGM's full color, 'Scope production looks amazing, and Robby the Robot steals the show.
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
November 7, 2006
...despite the rather silly tone it sometimes strikes, the film delves into some intelligent issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
March 25, 2006
Offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2006
An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an endearing winner.
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+
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