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  1. Paul Mallinson's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Serious, nostalgic and entertaining. A must-see sci-fi geek film.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Un incontournable classique de "science-fiction", qui, malgré un évident "vieillissement technologique" reste toujours aussi efficace et dénonce une "réalité" plus que possible... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Essential 70's SF. This is a supreme example of the genre's best years between the naive 50s and the infantile Star Wars era.

  4. Ryuu Baron's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

  5. anarresti's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    In some moments it gets close to perfection.

  6. Clayton Wong's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    I appreciate the Tarkovsky homage.

  7. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    i think Pauline Kael was unfair on this film it really is a crackerjack thriller

  8. Theolini's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Cold and scary through and through. What a perfection of mise-en-scene though.

  9. Mugino's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    It's an engaging SF medical thriller leveraging Crichton's background as an MD although grade school notions about systems engineering make parts of this silly. The animal experimentation scenes involved the real use of carbon dioxide asphyxiation to simulate death. Maybe that was ok by ASPCA standards in 1971 but that kind of suffocation is known to be terribly painful; doing it for entertainment is reprehensible.

  10. Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Wise and Gidding (director and screenwriter) succesfully repeat the formula applied when adapting the psychological horror classic "The Haunting". A concise emphasis in human drama and scientific verosimilitud over a seemingly far-fetched subject. Tense and paranoid atmosphere that grows in its final stages, despite the overload of dialogue. An adrenaline-pounding thriller.

  11. Heidi Anderson's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Solid, but the method of exposition is awkward throughout the film.

  12. Subterranean Cinema's rating of the film The Andromeda Strain

    Parts of this movie deeply disturbed me when I first saw it in a theatre in 1971 at the age of 7 or 8, and the later hard science sequences put me to sleep in the cinema chair. It was rated G at the time (and still is), but it should have been PG. The scenes in the town with the dead corpses, and especially the later ones with the animal tests, were very shocking to me at that age. Still, it IS a masterpiece. ***** 5