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It Came from Outer Space Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
May 4, 2002
While It Came from Outer Space's theme is a refreshing change of pace from the doomsaying brethren of its era, its appearance is not.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
October 31, 2006
Merely mildly diverting, not stupendous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Szymanski
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2007
[A] scary black-and-white SF effort from 1953.
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
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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.
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-
Rob Blackwelder
March 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
Among top five of 1950s sci-fi classics, starring great effects along with Richard Carlson.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 23, 2003
Good, old-fashioned drive-in fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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