Plan 9 from Outer Space
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With its incoherent plot, jaw-droppingly odd dialogue, inept acting, threadbare production design, and special effects so shoddy that they border on the surreal, Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been called the worst movie ever made. But it's an oddly endearing disaster; boasting genuine enthusiasm and undeniable charm, it is the work of people who loved movies and loved making them, even if they displayed little visible talent. In Plan 9, alien invaders attempt to conquer the world by raising the dead, starting with an old man dressed in a Dracula costume (Bela Lugosi, in a few minutes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"J. Hoberman of the Village Voice has made a case for Wood as an unconscious avant-gardist; there's no denying that his blunders are unusually creative and oddly expressive."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A giant train wreck of a picture..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An unintentionally funny tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hardly The Remains of the Day, but some would claim it's more fun."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The ultimate cult flick."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"It all ends with famous psychic Criswell asking the audience, 'Can you prove it didn't happen? God help us in the future'. Prophetic."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
""This isn't like plans one through eight. This is plan nine, the one that worked! The worst movie ever made!""
‑ Rob Humanick,
"Far too entertaining to be considered as the very worst film ever made."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Yes, it's so awful it's almost good. Here is the birth of camp in cinema."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It's mind-numbingly brilliant in its overwhelming, soul-destroying badness."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"What distinguishes Plan 9 from the other contenders for worst film of all time is the movie's brazen sense of confidence."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Some things are best watched at 3am, wrapped in the warm glow of drunkenness. Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of them."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"Like the greatest cinema poets, [Wood] always managed to work in his own particular pet pleasures or concerns, and that odd, ear-bending dialogue is almost like a bizarre kind of open-verse poetry."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"staggeringly, unmissably bad"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Not nearly as awful as everyone seems to think it is."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
More reviews for Plan 9 from Outer Space on Rotten Tomatoes

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