Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders)
Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) (1967)

Nigel Kneale's Quatermass TV series spawned a brief film series produced over an eleven-year period; 1967's Quatermass and the Pit, released in the US as Five Million Years to Earth, was the third and (until 1979's Quatermass… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Routine, somewhat distended development blunts impact of this British-made programmer.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

As well as providing a generous helping of shocks, Kneale's script gives his complex themes and theories plenty of space...

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Film4

One of the high points of Hammer's film production, and a worthy addition to the cannon of films and TV realisations of the products of Nigel Kneale's probing, prescient imagination.

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Time Out

The brilliant pre-Von Daniken anthropological theme of Kneale's script still guarantees interest.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Easy to dismiss as camp folly, but you really shouldn't.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

This is a movie with, to be blunt, a twenty-dollar budget -- but billion-dollar ideas.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

All of its pseudo-scientific talk seemed to short-circuit the audience's interest -- in it and in themselves.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The third and best of the Quatermass films.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Methodical in its pacing, building a level of dread with a payoff that fully justifies that atmosphere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
the film i set out to watch was called five million years to earth and i was pleasantly surprised to discover that this was actually the famous quartermass and… More
David Sayers
The film looks like one of Hammer's classier efforts and the horror is downplayed in favour of 'Doctor Who'-like sci-fi. It's got a good… More
Greg S
A mystery arises when skeletons and a capsule made of almost indestructible metal are discovered in a subway excavation. Talky, sometimes intriguing horror… More
Barry Lappin
I loved these films and saw every one at an early age. They were so disturbing as a boy...brilliant.
Cindy I
What a great movie! Scary sci-fi with a conscience.
alan jay
An intellectual and deep sci-fi offering, this movie moves at a slower pace, building plot and theory, but ends fairly abruptly and disappointedly so because of… More