Forbidden Planet | Full Movie

Forbidden Planet
  • G
  • 1h 38m
  • 1956
Certified Fresh98%
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In this classic and much-emulated work of science fiction, a rescue mission to a distant planet discovers the two survivors of a space ship that crashed 20 years before on the Forbidden Planet. One of the stranded humans has deciphered the secrets of the planet's long-extinct inhabitants--and the technology that gave them the power to instantly destroy their civilization. Now, he refuses to share his knowledge ...and one-by-one the rescuers begin to die. Based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Shakespeare gets the deluxe space treatment in Forbidden Planet, an adaptation of The Tempest with impressive sets and seamless special effects.
TIME Magazine

[A] nifty interstellar meller.

June 22, 2017
Variety Staff

Imaginative gadgets galore, plus plenty of suspense and thrills, make the production a top offerin...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

Offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an en...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Forbidden Planet is a classic B-movie sci-fi film originally released in 1956. For all its "futuristic" speculation on mankind's adventures in outer space in the early 24th century, the attitudes and gender roles are rooted in the Eisenhower era. There's some kissing and a few sexual innuendos as the all-male crew of astronauts encounters the first woman they've seen in a year, but it's all pretty tame, especially by today's standards. There are brief moments of violence -- ray guns shooting at invisible aliens and such -- but they're also tame relative to the level found in current movies. The spaceship's cook has a robot make him 50 gallons of bourbon, some of which he drinks. Overall, this film is a slice of quaint kitsch from the onset of the Space Age.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Classics
  • Release Date:March 15, 1956
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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