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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 film)

51 Ratings: 3.4
1951 science fiction film about an alien visitor who comes to Earth with a message.

   The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor who comes to Earth with a warning. The film stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, and Hugh Marlowe, under … see full wiki

Director: Robert Wise
Genre: Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: January 1, 1951
MPAA Rating: G
4 reviews about The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 film)
review by . March 02, 2011
The biggest stumbling block for me, when watching old movies, are rarely outdated special effects. What's much more distracting is pacing. Modern viewers have been conditioned to expect a non-stop stream of stuff happening. That doesn't always mean relentless action sequences, even dramas these days feels fast-paced compared to old movies.      Despite not being the most patient viewer, I was pleasantly surprised by TDTESS . It's unique mix of cold war paranoia and …
review by . December 30, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Though released almost sixty years ago in 1951, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is a sci-fi and cinema classic that still holds up incredibly well. The film has had a huge impact upon popular culture and many elements in the film, e.g. the groundbreaking score, are now staples of the sci-fi genre.    The movie opens with worldwide warnings of an object hurling towards Earth. The object turns out to be a spaceship that lands in a field in Washington, D.C. The military, police officers, …
review by . January 06, 2005
I have been hearing about "The Day The Earth Stood Still" since I was a little kid. It has become one of the most popular and best-loved sci-fi films ever. Now, having watched it, I can say that while it is a very good movie, it doesn't live up to the hype.    The film stars Michael Rennie as the alien Klaatu, who comes to Earth with the message that its people must change our violent ways, or else our planet will be destroyed. He is shot as soon as he steps foot on the planet, …
review by . February 06, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Had a message to spread     Cons: We still don't heed it     The Bottom Line: Ok to watch when there isn't anything else to do.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Guess I had this confused with War of the Worlds when I started viewing it, but quickly remembered the story once that 900’ tall robot sidled out of the space ship. This was released in 1951 is one of those grainy movies full of …
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