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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Reviews

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October 31, 2019
Although both versions derive from the same Jack Finney novel, the mood of the newer one is closer to The Stepford Wives than it is to Siegel's original.
September 28, 2015
All the tension and scariness of the original has gone and in its place is a bit of floppy old cabbage. See the Fifties version if you can.
October 22, 2010
This film wants to have it both ways: to have a more urbane, more "important" scope than the original, and yet retain some of its inexpensive intimacy as well.
May 30, 2007
The film collapses midway -- because of unsure and sloppy direction, splintered story continuity, and the overacting of Adams, Cartwright, and others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 15, 2019
A classic that seems outdated but ultimately feels relevant because of its iconic scenery and threat treatment. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2011
Very entertaining, and despite the by now over familiar-plot, pleasantly suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 28, 2015
Remakes of grand old films are to be discouraged, but director Philip Kaufman gets away with this one on style and verve.
August 6, 2019
Philip Kaufman manages to bring science fiction to the ordinary and doesn't resort to the happy ending that was imposed by the producers in the original version. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 31, 2018
The treat of young, pre-stammers Jeff Goldblum should be enough to comfort you through the movie's darkest chapters.
July 30, 2002
...what if the mask of your neighbor tilts for a second and you catch a glimpse of the riot going on behind his face?
Read More | Original Score: 91/100
October 23, 2010
Gives remakes a good name.
October 7, 2013
It was always going to be hard to better Don Siegel's 1956 classic, and if director Philip Kaufman doesn't quite succeed, he does manage to summon up an equally chilling air of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2010
Siegel gave the frissons classical sharpness while Kaufman goes for baroque erudition
November 7, 2002
This will read less like a review and more like a valentine, but this is a very, very special film, a forgotten classic of the '70s cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2010
On top of being an engrossing conspiracy thriller in step with the gritty urban tales of the time, the Invasion of the Body Snatchers is also a genuinely creepy film which slyly suggests there is something sinister beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2007
If not quite as great as its predecessor, still a pretty damn fine genre picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Thematically, the film's allegory regarding viral-groupthink has plenty of wiggle-room for interpretation because it is so profoundly vague yet universal.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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