Alien Trespass
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Set in 1957, "Alien Trespass" chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature--the Ghota--which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis--a local astronomer--and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

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"This lazy effort gets points only for truly loving -- perhaps to a fault -- the cheapo creature flicks of the 1950s."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It's comfy. It's kitschy. There are lovely enticements but also much that is simply put and beautifully, beguilingly silly."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The movie can't decide if it's an homage to 1950s sci-fi genre or a "new" kind of story."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Not nearly as awful as it could have been...it at least knows that it's cheesy, which makes it more fun."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"...gently wacky. Although breezy and sketchy on the easy laughs at times, Alien Trespass does promise to entertain for the sole purpose of its campy off-kilter makeup."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Alien Trespass, with a rating notice that mentions 'brief historical smoking,' is at least better than last year's official remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still."
‑ , New York Post
"While there's a lot to admire, it all feels like an engaging though needless academic exercise."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"An oddity from another time and place, and well worth a look because of it."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"It's not really clear why this movie was necessary %u2013 it does not reinvent the 50's movie so much as do a highly faithful cover version of it. (Gus Van Sandy's shot-for-shot remake of Psycho is a similar pointless academic exercise.)"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"If the film succeeds perfectly in its aim, to recreate exactly a genre of films noted for how shoddy and boring they were, is it then fair to complain when the film is itself boring?"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's a satire without laughs, a parody without punch lines, a careful copy that replicates everything except the original's life."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Sinks under the weight of its homage."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"The patience and concentration of the film to not wink itself into a coma is amazing to behold, and I was flabbergasted over just how engrossing and playful the picture is."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, It Came From Outer Space should be blushing like a schoolgirl, because this deadpan recreation of 1950s sci-fi movies is a tribute to its low-budget, high minded charms."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Neither legit parody nor loving sci-fi homage; a movie with no firm reference point, [and] lacking the breezy wit or clever execution that might otherwise provide a reason for its standalone existence."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
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