They Live Reviews

September 16, 2017
a smart movie wrapped inside a dumb movie
February 19, 2014
Carpenter should stick to what he's good at-scaring folks-and leave the political satire to Spitting Image.
August 6, 2013
As a movie, They Live is lethargic. As election propaganda, it's terrific.
August 6, 2013
Director John Carpenter's They Live is an undistinguished sci-fi thriller.
August 6, 2013
Too bad director John Carpenter doesn't match this tantalizing premise with snappy, thoughtful filmmaking; long stretches of the movie are trite and silly.
June 24, 2006
The black-and-white visuals disturb for only so long, and while themes of indoctrination and conspiracy prove initially intriguing, the film quickly descends into fistfights and gunfire.
May 19, 2005
May 20, 2003
Credibility isn't the problem with John Carpenter's They Live... but execution is.
January 1, 2000
The plot for They Live is full of black holes, the acting is wretched, the effects are second-rate.