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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Black & White)

sci-fi & fantasy

Flying saucers and their hideous inhabitants are determined to demolish planet Earth. The U.S. military's most advanced weapons are useless against the sophisticated saucers, and time is running out...

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The name says it all. Campy entertainment.

- Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A cheesy dish topped with a dash of brillance, compliments of Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's flying saucer effects -- especially those destroying monuments in DC -- are alone worth the price of admission. They make plot holes, stiff performances, weird script inconsistencies and an ending that just kind of falls off the table a little easier to take. But then who watches movies like this for depth of meaning? The Day the Earth Stood Still this ain't. This film reminded me a great deal of Independence Day, in general story line, as well as some specific plot points. It would be interesting to watch them on a double bill to see how much has changed (and how much HASN'T) in 40+ years.

- webalina, Thursday, October 15, 2009

3 stars

cool effects and alot of fun, especially the attack on washington!

- rubystevens, Sunday, October 4, 2009

4 stars

50's B-Movie classic. I had the great honour of meeting Ray Harryhausen a couple of years ago. I wish I'd seen this film beforehand though as there are a lot of things I'd like to ask him. I wish I'd bought some money with me to so I could have bought a signed copy of his autobiography too but you live and learn, learn and live. Anyway, great film, so go and watch it now. Ok? Good!

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 30, 2009