The Day the Earth Stood Still | Full Movie

The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • PG-13
  • 1h 44m
  • 2008
Rotten21%
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Keanu Reeves stars in this contemporary reinvention of the sci-fi classic that tells the story of an alien who travels across the universe to warn of an impending crisis on Earth.
© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten21%
Critics Consensus: Heavy on special effects, but without a coherent story at its base, The Day the Earth Stood Still is subpar re-imagining of the 1951 science-fiction classic.
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Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

March 3, 2019
Film.com
Christine Champ
Rotten

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Rotten

The special effects in 1951 were hokey fun. Here, in the first half of the movie anyway, they are...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sci-fi remake has big effects but no real power.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this drama/thriller (which is a remake of a 1950s classic that most kids probably haven't seen) has lots of urban destruction, as well as some scenes of science-fiction-style violence perpetrated against people. There's some blood and some graphic visuals, such as when a man with broken legs is healed through super-science and his broken legs are seen straightening out. There's also a notable amount of product placement, particularly for Windows and McDonald's. On a positive note, there's basically nothing in the way of swearing or sex, and the movie offers thought-provoking discussion about humanity's relationship with Earth's ecology.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:December 12, 2008
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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