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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Udo N. Owen's rating of the film The Thing

    Ein wundervoll klaustrophobischer SciFi-Kammerspiel-Body-Horror-Knaller, der mit seinen grandiosen praktischen Effekten auch heute noch seinesgleichen sucht. Hier hat Carpenter einen zeitlosen Klassiker hingelegt, der heute wie damals bestens funktioniert und unterhält! 9/10

  2. NicoIlGermanico's rating of the film The Thing

  3. Anca Tudose's rating of the film The Thing

  4. João Gou's rating of the film The Thing

  5. Mosese's rating of the film The Thing

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film The Thing

    Souvent considéré (à raison) comme un classique du fantastique... www.cinefiches.com

  7. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Thing

    7.3/10, my review: https://wp.me/p1eXom-3mb "THE THING, a seminal gore-fest that beckons a glut of imitations in the years to come, is arguably Carpenter’s best."

  8. Robert Franco's rating of the film The Thing

    Greatest horror movie of all time. Don't @ me.

  9. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Thing

    The filmmaking is exemplary. From the foreboding atmosphere created by the isolated setting, pulsing soundtrack & inventive shot compositions, to the grotesque & barely bettered special effects, the film is a masterclass of cinematic form. However, it's the storytelling & its combination of a Hawksian narrative with deeper psychological concerns that gives the film its lasting impact, where fear & paranoia take hold.

  10. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Thing

    John Carpenter makes no fault here when he remakes the film to one of his big idols, Howard Hawks. Excellent music that builds up both the atmosphere and the well written story. Practical effects give the Thing a disgusting look that no CGI effect could ever replace. Even the strange talking Norwegian at the beginning talks acceptable Norwegian for a change.

  11. Mr. Gumby's rating of the film The Thing

    No one trusts anyone, evil lurks everywhere and there is no escape. A science fiction story that is at the same time, a parable about human relations in conditions of risk. A classic Carpenter achievement that surpassed the decades and remains brilliant and scary.

  12. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film The Thing

    This is a mix of "Alien" and "Invasion of the body snatchers". However, not as good as these. Mainly of two reasons: (1) no real storytelling; too qiuckly "The Thing" is revealed and therefore it's only about special effects (2) no acting; because not necessary, since the protagonists are more or less running after "The Thing". Solid entertainment tough.

  13. F/K's rating of the film The Thing

    An Agatha Christie story stylized as a Sci-fi/ Horror film set in Antarctica.

  14. f-nanda's rating of the film The Thing

    Now I understand the Carpenter love. Really well done.

  15. gld48's rating of the film The Thing

    So disgusting and creepy, a claustrophobic 80s schlocker. So good though, Carpenter is the king of those alpha thrillers, I love it.

  16. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film The Thing

    I forgot, but everybody in this movie looked like Colby Keller.

  17. VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film The Thing

    Esta segunda versión del clásico de 1951 es una buena muestra del gran oficio del realizador John Carpenter, quién habilmente combina el horror y la ciencia ficción en una cinta que se destaca por su estupendo manejo del suspenso y la violencia gráfica, resultando esenciales los aportes del maquillador de efectos especiales Rob Bottin, los cuáles siguen luciendo tan logrados (y repugnantes) como hace 35 años.

  18. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film The Thing

    Carpenter's best. Doesn't get any creepier than this.

  19. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film The Thing

    Rewatch of a restored 35th-anniversary print. How old-fashioned this film is! The lighting/color schemes (all the humans are drab while the alien gore is three dozen different colors), the acting beats, and the incidental music (aside from the main theme) would all be right at home in a '40s-'50s genre film.

  20. ammar's rating of the film The Thing

  21. Margot H's rating of the film The Thing

  22. Graveyard Poet's rating of the film The Thing

    Carpenter's best horror movie and perhaps the best horror movie of the 1980s.

  23. Renton47's rating of the film The Thing

    Remains for me a benchmark of experiential film-making. A perfect confluence of the elements, technical and textual, that in its black-hearted masculine outpost sets the standard for how lean, simple, genre can remain. A horror where complacency is the evil, and illogical cries of despair might best express our humanity. Pure, a deeply formative work.

  24. Catarina Monteiro's rating of the film The Thing

    GOOD special effects and good suspanse. the snow photography is truly beautiful (we are all alone)

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