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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
After Norwegian researchers discover an alien ship buried in the ice, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins the team at the isolated Arctic outpost to investigate. She finds an organism that appears to have perished in the crash eons ago but, in fact, is about to awake. Freed from its icy prison, the insidious life-form goes on the attack. Paranoia spreads like wildfire among the crew as they fight to survive against a creature that assumes the shapes of its victims.

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead , Joel Edgerton , Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje , Trond Espen Seim , Ulrich Thomsen , Eric Christian Olsen , Jørgen Langhelle , Jan Gunnar Røise

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Science fiction

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Thing (2011)

Release Date: October 14th, 2011|1 hr. 43 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One gut-busting death after another, terror giving way to tedium. Your call. show more

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    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an imperfect facsimile, guilty of borrowing too many ideas from the earlier film, and then executing them with differing results. show more

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    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Part horror film, part space thriller and all gore-fest, the movie ends up being a lot like its protagonist: a mess of a monster that stretches itself too thin to scare much. show more

  • December 19, 2013 rz00000000120708
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    Are you people retarded? This isn\'t a remake, its a PREQUEL!!!!! To the 1982 film. That\'s why they\'re chasing the dog in the end, where the 1982 movie started......

  • February 16, 2012 hr00000000113029
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    If you like this genre and didn\'t like this movie your a tool...nuff said the effects were great it was intense and the acting was decent what more could you want? Note to most movie critics \" noone in the real world likes those bullsh*t artsy movies you all think are so compelling, pull the tree branch outta your a*s and just enjoy being entertained for a change.

  • February 03, 2012 nnojr
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    This is simply a remake of the original. The original with Kurt Russell is still as scary if not more than this film. Sorry! Not worth the money!

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Watch out, upcoming 'Dirty Dancing' remake and 'Rock of Ages'; if this week's box office is any indication, the '80s nostalgia wave is over. Last week's winner, 'Real Steel,' beat all three...

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Eric Larnick on Oct 13th, 2011 7:30PM

Usually, when writing about a new movie, it's customary to provide a plot summary and any other important information at the top of your piece. When talking about this weekend's 'The Thing,'...

Weekend Movie Preview: 'Footloose' Hopes to Dance Away With Weekend Crown

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Christopher Rosen on Oct 13th, 2011 6:00PM

Such is the state of Hollywood when not one, but two remakes of beloved '80s classics open on the same weekend. The surprise is that one of them is actually apparently awesome (and it's not 'The...

Kim Bubbs Divulges Spoiler-Free Secrets From 'The Thing' and 'On the Road'

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Annette Bourdeau on Oct 11th, 2011 2:00PM

Get ready to start seeing a lot more of Kim Bubbs. The Canadian-born actress appears in two highly anticipated films set to hit the big screen in the near future: this week's release 'The Thing,'...

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