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Plan 9 from Outer Space Reviews

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Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
August 29, 2016
Wood lacked both the dramatic sense to unfold his speculations in action and the technique (as well as the money) to embody, in any plausible way, his spectacular fancies, but their crude approximations vibrate with his stifled exaltation.
Josh Larsen
April 23, 2014
What distinguishes Plan 9 from the other contenders for worst film of all time is the movie's brazen sense of confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 6, 2013
A giant train wreck of a picture...
Rob Humanick
October 5, 2011
"This isn't like plans one through eight. This is plan nine, the one that worked! The worst movie ever made!"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
November 16, 2010
Some things are best watched at 3am, wrapped in the warm glow of drunkenness. Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of them.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 27, 2007
An unintentionally funny tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Hall
Film Threat
June 8, 2007
Far too entertaining to be considered as the very worst film ever made.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 30, 2007
Like the greatest cinema poets, [Wood] always managed to work in his own particular pet pleasures or concerns, and that odd, ear-bending dialogue is almost like a bizarre kind of open-verse poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 28, 2007
J. Hoberman of the Village Voice has made a case for Wood as an unconscious avant-gardist; there's no denying that his blunders are unusually creative and oddly expressive.

TV Guide
March 28, 2007
Hardly The Remains of the Day, but some would claim it's more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It all ends with famous psychic Criswell asking the audience, 'Can you prove it didn't happen? God help us in the future'. Prophetic.
Cole Smithey
October 7, 2005
Yes, it's so awful it's almost good. Here is the birth of camp in cinema.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2005
staggeringly, unmissably bad
| Original Score: 1/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 12, 2005
The ultimate cult flick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
February 22, 2005
It's mind-numbingly brilliant in its overwhelming, soul-destroying badness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 10, 2004
Not nearly as awful as everyone seems to think it is.
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 1, 2004
Only because it's so awful, it's good.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 9, 2004
It is hopelessly inept and incompetent, but has a place in the canon, albeit a lowly one. It lets us know how badly things can go wrong, and how passion is not always enough.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 27, 2004
...if you don't find yourself giggling you're not of this Earth.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
February 25, 2004
When it's really bad, it's good. The rest is just dull.
| Original Score: 3/5
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