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The Blob Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
August 3, 2016
...there's something charming about it, as if all the tacky aspects of the 1950s (and again, I'm talking about the white, squeaky clean, small town 1950s) were distilled into a fast-moving 86 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 20, 2015
One of the most personable sci-fi horror films of its generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Humanick
October 6, 2011
It's exuberant and extraordinary, and just nasty enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
March 28, 2011
The Blob is one of those B-movies that will always inhabit a warm little nook in the affections of SF fans but, truth be told, it's never quite as fun as it should be.
David Cornelius
October 30, 2010
Rebel Without a Cause for the matinee monster crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
August 20, 2010
A surprisingly smart piece of 50′s camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
October 23, 2009
Bad, but never painfully so . . .
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Neither the acting nor direction is particularly creditable.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Arriving from outer space (for which read Russia), a large ball of interstellar snot terrorises a small American town by eating everything in sight.
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Unfortunately, [Harris's] picture talks itself to death, even with the blob nibbling away at everybody in sight. And most of his trick effects, under the direction of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., look pretty phony.
July 8, 2005
oh-no, not jello, NOT JELLO!
| Original Score: 2/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
August 9, 2004
The perfect 'B' horror movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Semi-classic 50s sci-fi thanks to McQueen and above par script.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
Who doesn't love a mutant Jell-O movie?
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
One of the very finest entries in a generally dismissed genre.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 13, 2002
The Blob is an inane but entertaining 1950s horror cult-film favorite that was made for a mere $240,000.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...if a vote were taken for the silliest sci-fi horror movie ever made, the original 1958 version of "The Blob" would come out pretty high on the list.
| Original Score: 5/10
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
June 24, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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