The War of the Worlds (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray) G

Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!
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  • Rated: G
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: July 7, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Criterion Collection

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Total Count: 29


User Ratings: 65,638
Too bad about the wooden cast, the tackily conventional romance, and a draggy religious message; but at least, given the time it was made, it isn't imbued with Cold War hysteria. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 3.5/4 -- classic
Mar 2, 2008
As the perfect crystallization of 50s ideology the film would be fascinating enough, but the special effects in this 1953 George Pal production also achieve a kind of dark, burnished apocalyptic beauty. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 8, 2007
A half-century after its creation, the film's best moments are still so enjoyably unnerving that they easily carry a viewer through the necessary but inevitably dated exposition.
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 6, 2005
The film version of H.G. Wells' most famous novel maintains an ingenuous and simple tone that reminds us of the original, in addition to other achievements, such as its special effects and excellent music. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 6, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Definitely a sci-fi classic from the 1950s...great George Pal effects.
Feb 22, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Some grisly and scary parts. Not for young 'uns. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 1, 2011

Product Description:

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb. -- Description provided by TMDb


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