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Day The Earth Stood Still


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  Day The Earth Stood Still Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.93 /10
 
Starring
Michael Rennie , Patricia Neal , Hugh Marlowe
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Directed by: Robert Wise
Written by: Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates

 
 
 
Released: 1951
   
Genre: DRAMA
SCIENCE FICTION
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 92
 
 


 
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We've seen better monsters in theatre audiences on 42nd Street.

(Bosley Crowther, New York Times)

The director, Mr Robert Wise, and the script are entirely unequal to working out the situation they have presented... The film would be infinitely more entertaining if the imagination of those responsible for it had even tired to challenge the implications of their theme.

(Times)

Interrupts its wonders to lecture us on the dangers of international aggression and the duties of the interplanetary police; and gaiety is restored only by the idiocies of dialogue. Patricia Neal and Michael Rennie accept their situation with gravity, and Robert Wise has directed the story for far more than it is worth.

(Dilys Powell, Sunday Times)

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