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The Thing Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

The fact that The Thing falls flat is proof positive that unlike the film's industrious alien, parasitic remakes can't easily carbon copy the host.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 5/10

September 22, 2012
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

"The Thing" is not half as good as the Carpenter film, but it has enough shocks and scares to keep you interested. And, if you see it first, then at least you have the back story for viewing the 1982 classic. Gore is good. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: B-

February 4, 2012
John Gholson
Movies.com

It does nothing better than John Carpenter's version, but it borrows and steals enough of the stuff that works from his film to carry it to some level of lowest-common-denominator entertainment.

Full Review Source: Movies.com

February 3, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

There's nothing really new about this remake/prequel, but the film's attention to continuity and detail is respectable and interesting for fans of John Carpenter's 1982 classic.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

February 1, 2012

Van Heijningen Jr's The Thing still works as a perfectly watchable contemporary sci-fi thriller on the surface by creating enough entertaining scares ...

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Not bad, but what Cole Porter might dismiss as just one of those things.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 4, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The themes of paranoia and isolation are the same as Carpenter's film, but the effects aren't a patch on the original.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2011
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Tense, smart and suitably gruesome, this certainly delivers the goods.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2011
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Nary an original bone in this monster's body, but effective nonethleless.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2011
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Schlock lovers and Friday night thrill-seekers are disgustingly well served. Best skip that tray of gooey nachos, though.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 30, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Never quite lives up to Carpenter's version, though it's entertaining enough, thanks to a superb performance from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and some satisfyingly gloopy visuals.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 30, 2011
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Critics were wrong about the original movie back in 1982. They wrong about this one too!

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

November 29, 2011
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine

By no means the finessed work of a Carpenter; more an enthusiastic DIY expert who read the instructions once and reckons he can manage.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 28, 2011
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Not an improvement on John Carpenter's groundbreaking 1982 original, but sufficiently horrific, tense and well-paced, and aided by minor changes and current technology.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

November 8, 2011
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Great care has been taken to not fill this movie full of lame, jittery camera angles and a faster-than-necessary pace, which is nice. It's just too bad that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is dull as dishwater.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 27, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

From its isolated icy setting to its chilling premise and heart-pumping execution, this prelude to John Carpenter's 1982 classic sci-fi horror film of the same name is a ripper

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 22, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

The Thing definitely owes a lot to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic but as a whole, it is a pretty darned good little shocker.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 20, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Still can raise enough scares with its twists and turns to be surprisingly entertaining

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 6/10

October 19, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Hopefully we'll never tire of the visual splendour inherent in seeing human faces tear themselves apart.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Debut director Matthijs van Heijningen's update of the previously twice-made "Thing" horror movies is a completely respectable effort in spite of everything you've heard or read otherwise.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

October 17, 2011
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