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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still
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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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, Thriller
  • Release Date:December 12, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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