A stunning work of artistic genius. One of the finest "Englische neo-Realismus" films of the Fifties. Director Eugene Lourie plumbs the depths of eldritch horror with his ground-breaking, never-bettered use of stop-motion dinosaur. Star-for-hire Gene Evans excels in his portrayal of Mensch on the brink of red-hot radiation. Your mother won't like this, dears. Buy two DVDs and give one to your simple neighbour.
A weird hybrid of Them! & The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms that doesn't beat either film. If a film doesn't reveal the creature until the end, at least it should somewhat entertain throughout. But what we get is an amateur procedural with plenty of talking. And when the creature does come it doesn't hold a candle to Harryhausen.