Invaders from Mars
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Originating during the science-fiction/Red-Scare boom of the '50s, Invaders From Mars is an entertaining little picture that holds up reasonably well. David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt) is a 12-year-old astronomy buff who is stunned to see a flying saucer landing in the sand pit beyond his backyard. His father, George (Leif Erickson), ventures out to look the next morning and mysteriously disappears. David's mother, Mary (Hillary Brooke), worriedly calls police, but they are quickly swallowed up by the sand in the backyard. Later, George and the two cops return, but their personalities are… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"It isn't great, but it is great fun."
‑ Rob Humanick, Suite101.com
"One of the silliest and most threadbare 1950s science fiction movies, while at the same time being one of the best."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Invaders from Mars really is laughably camp and an often goony 79 minutes, but if that was its totality it would be utterly dismissed like so many of its kin today."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"An enjoyable B-movie, but not quite as good as its reputation suggests it would be."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wm. Cameron Menzies' almost-masterpiece of Cold War paranoia, bracing and impactful despite some conspicuous gaffes in the costuming-and-effects department. The underlying beauty of it all is a tacit understanding that yes, It Can, Too, Happen Here."
‑ Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press
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