It Came from Outer Space

It Came from Outer Space
It Came from Outer Space
  • G
  • 1h 20m
  • 1953
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Just as exciting and intriguing as when it was first released in the 1950s, It Came from Outer Space is a classic sci-fi tale of terror and paranoia. When amateur astronomer John Putnam (Richard Carlson) and his fiancée (Barbara Rush) spot a spaceship crash-landing in the desert, the nearby townspeople refuse to believe their outlandish claim. But when locals start disappearing – only to be replaced by alien clones – it’s up to John to find out what the extraterrestrials’ real motives are before chaos consumes the town. Based on a story by acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury, it’s a fun and frantic tale about “first contact” between two curious species.
© 1953 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: It Came From Outer Space is a pulpy-but-effective psychological sci-fi picture, with a provocative message about xenophobia.

Picture has been smartly fashioned to take advantage of all the tricks of science-fiction and 3-D.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
A.H. Weiler

Merely mildly diverting, not stupendous.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

The 3-D process leaves the image somewhat murky, but you can discern sparks of authentic pulp poet...

June 21, 2017
Rob Humanick

If anything, a modern vantage point reaffirms how devastatingly the film hits the nail on the head...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
  • Release Date:May 25, 1953
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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