Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Anyone who's seen the 1996 science-fiction lampoon Mars Attacks may have trouble watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers with a straight face. Hugh Marlowe plays scientist Russell Marvin, who is on-hand when an alien spacecraft lands on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[The finest] of these formula-driven alien invasion movies... and not only because its flying saucers are pretty much the best ever.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

One of countless pieces of '50s pulp to come out of a social fabric defined equally by interest in the unknown and mounting Cold War paranoia.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is a good example of the kind of mediocre, paranoiac sci-fi films that were being made at the time.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Machine gun-happy paranoia to The Day the Earth Stood Still's messianic disarmament

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The name says it all. Campy entertainment.

Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Harryhausen effects are first reason to see this sci-fi mini-classic, and it is a fun trip.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Campy sci-fi with better than average effects

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Fantastic title for a film this, quintessential 50's sci-fi schlock with a typical tacky title that tells you everything you need to know, but it sounds so… More
Cindy I
A cheesy dish topped with a dash of brillance, compliments of Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's flying saucer effects -- especially those destroying monuments… More
Tim Salmons
I've been taking these films in in waves. I don't think that I could watch all of them in a row. As I stated in previous reviews, the most memorable… More
Stella Dallas
cool effects and alot of fun, especially the attack on washington!
AJ Verser
Although it follows the formulaic fifties plot for a sci-fi movie, this movie is pretty spectacular when it comes to its special effects. Overall, pretty good,… More
Anthony Lawrie
50's B-Movie classic. I had the great honour of meeting Ray Harryhausen a couple of years ago. I wish I'd seen this film beforehand though as there… More

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