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It Came from Outer Space Reviews

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Rob Humanick
October 31, 2011
If anything, a modern vantage point reaffirms how devastatingly the film hits the nail on the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 25, 2009
Despite the lurid title and the involvement of several genre regulars, It Came from Outer Space is hardly a typical 'Fifties sci-fi movie.
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
Among top five of 1950s sci-fi classics, starring great effects along with Richard Carlson.
| Original Score: 4/5
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May 29, 2007
Picture has been smartly fashioned to take advantage of all the tricks of science-fiction and 3-D.

TV Guide
May 29, 2007
One of the better science-fiction films to come out of the Cold War 50s, this one must be counted among the anti-McCarthy statements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2007
[A] scary black-and-white SF effort from 1953.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 14, 2006
Conta com uma temática rica que, ao contrário de boa parte de seus contemporâneos, usa os alienígenas não como metáfora para a ameaça comunista, mas para condenar o preconceito.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The 3-D process leaves the image somewhat murky, but you can discern sparks of authentic pulp poetry throughout.
Emanuel Levy
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 23, 2003
Good, old-fashioned drive-in fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
March 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Surprisingly good '50s alien invasion flick with giant eyeballs -- maintains its charm despite the lack of 3-D effects on most video copies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
predates the paranoia trope made so popular in 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers about what is human and what is alien.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 20, 2002
Serling observed that for as lovely as Bradbury was to read, his prose proved nearly impossible to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 7, 2002
The hokey "xenomorphs" would egregiously emphasize the film's subtle indictment of human prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 31, 2001
It was one of the first major-studio 3-D productions of the 1950s, and is based on a story by Ray Bradbury called "The Meteor."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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