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3.8
1,763 Ratings

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by Robert Wise
United States, 1951
Sci-Fi

Synopsis

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Directed by Robert Wise

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1952 | Winner: Best Film Promoting International Understanding

1952 | Nominee: Best Original Score

Critics reviews

The Day the Earth Stood Still, still rightly considered a classic in everything from its Theremin-enhanced Bernard Herrmann score to its fine pacing and performances, continues to be pointed and timely — and not only because Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) was clearly indebted to it.
July 01, 2008
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