• The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Release Date: December 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), an extraterrestrial visitor to planet Earth, becomes the herald of upheaval on a global scale. As the world's governments and scientists race to understand what is happening and how to stop it, Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson come to understand the chilling ramifications behind Klaatu's statement that he is a "friend to the Earth."

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper

Director: Scott Derrickson

Genres: Science Fiction

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment

Keywords: Rivalry, Investigation, Doctor, Spirited, 2000s, Relationships, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Rene RodriguezMiami 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

  • 30
    Bob MondelloNPR

    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

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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