Los Angeles Times - 10/14/2011
"[T]his one's just an entertaining, well-acted oozefest."
Total Film - 01/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "The build-up is cogent and measured....This is a rollicking Friday-night monster movie."
John Carpenter's THE THING gets prequelized with this Universal Pictures film starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an American graduate student who heads to the Antarctic to join a Norwegian team of scientists who discover an alien ship buried in the ice. Joel Edgerton co-stars as a chopper pilot who helps Winstead, with newcomer Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. making his directorial debut from a script by BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer.