Invaders from Mars
Invaders from Mars (1953)

Once seen in childhood, Invaders from Mars is never forgotten. Cleverly directed (and designed) by William Cameron Menzies, the film is told from the point of view of its preteen protagonist David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt)--and as such, the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Humanick

It isn't great, but it is great fun.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the silliest and most threadbare 1950s science fiction movies, while at the same time being one of the best.

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Mark Bourne

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An enjoyable B-movie, but not quite as good as its reputation suggests it would be.

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Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
The movie starts out rather well, but after the first act it stagnates into a low budget "War of the Worlds". By the end I was left with the feeling… More
Anthony Lawrie
My favourite B-movie/ UFO film of the 50's! Cold-war paranoia and western propaganda, sure, but just enjoy it for what it is, a really creepy Sci-fi… More
Randy Tippy
The quintessential science-fiction film of the 1950s. Ripe with cold-war innuendo, <i>Invaders from Mars</i> has, in a sense, become a parody of… More
xGary Xx
Quaintly dated but seminal 50s sci-fi in which a freckle-faced apple pie scoffing yank kid (who clearly deserves a slap) is the only witness to an alien… More
AJ Verser
Another great sci-fi movie from the fifties, a young kid must prove that aliens are taking over, sort of like the Blob meets Invasion of the body Snatchers, but… More
Marion Ravenwood
It's kinda cool