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The Incredible Shrinking Man Reviews

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November 9, 2017
The film itself stands alongside other contemporary films as an example of how science fiction can be used to comment on the world it exists in at the same time as being a very entertaining spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 20, 2016
Williams gives a sensitive portrayal of a man hounded by the media and consigned to a freak's world, whose descent into being and nothingness provides a memorable climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2015
A case of tangible metamorphosis and spiritual expansion, a unique Jack Arnold mastery
July 25, 2015
A pretty terrific example of its genre, despite some rather obvious and avoidable flaws of story structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 28, 2011
Earns its ponderous tone, and the final moments are as fitting as they are unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
Director Jack Arnold works up the chills for maximum effect by the time Williams is down to two inches and the family cat takes after him.
June 6, 2007
Notable for its relatively intelligent script, for some imaginatively amusing special effects, and for an existential streak which finally has our (tiny) hero pondering the meaning of existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2007
Surprisingly provocative 50's sci-fi that goes beyond the thrilling spider battle
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
A moving, strangely pantheist assertion of what it really means to be alive. A pulp masterpiece.
May 4, 2006
A pulp gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 25, 2006
Unless a viewer is addicted to freakish ironies, the unlikely spectacle of Mr. Williams losing an inch of height each
October 1, 2004
One of the landmark sci-fi efforts of the 1950s
| Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2003
One of the best s-f flicks of the 1950s. A tragic story that is exciting and touching.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Sparse direction allows the tension to build naturally so that the terror and poignancy of the story work their way into the audience's brain without being forced. A total classic.
July 30, 2002
Clever, but pretentious
| Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2002
All-time sci-fi classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The special effects and trick photography are cleverly done (for its time). Also, the story is intelligently handled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The surreal intensity of outsize objects that loom as the hero shrinks is handled effectively, and the mystical happy ending is a better payoff than one would expect of the genre.
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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