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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    How can this movie not be fun? show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The story, an updated version of the 1951 classic about a portentous extraterrestrial visit, feels musty and derivative, and not only because it's a remake. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's never explained is why anyone would do such a dumb remake of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An entertaining rethink of the 1951 classic. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The film's major action sequences are never exciting, and even the now-requisite destruction of New York feels lazy. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the best efforts of stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, this new "Day" is tired and corny. show more

  • 30
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Dunno about the Earth, but time certainly stands still for a goodly portion of Scott Derrickson's expensively produced but utterly boneheaded remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Just because the new The Day the Earth Stood Still is green, though, doesn't mean it's dull. If anything, there's a lot more mayhem and destruction this time around. show more

  • 63
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Passed my popcorn-movie test. Using the vast, expensive technology of a big studio production, it roused enough cheap energy to drive me to eat a bag of popcorn fit for a circus animal and wash it down with a quart of Diet Coke. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    I can't explain the film's main problem without giving plot points away; suffice to say that, after decades of watching Earth, Klaatu's team of observers has missed a crucial event you and I witness every day. I can tell you about the secondary problem, though: too much money. show more

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