The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The "Andromeda Strain" is a deadly extraterrestrial virus. It is brought to Earth when a research satellite crashes near a tiny Arizona town. Everyone in the community dies within days, except for a baby and an… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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67%
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Robert Wise brings his Academy Award-winning sobriety and meticulousness to a pulp tale that cries out for the slapdash vigor of a Roger Corman.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Nothing very exciting goes on.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Disquieting

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Variety Staff
Variety

Nelson Gidding's adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel is too literal and talky.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Splendid entertainment that will get you worried about whether they'll be able to contain that strange blob of alien green crystal.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Uma ficção-científica inteligente, para adultos, que usa a "ficção" como trampolim para sua fascinante "ciência". E a direção de arte é um espetáculo à parte, mesmo que datada.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Wise does rather plod through the plot.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Robert Wise's version of Chrihton's popular novel is a decent (but no more) film, with some good art design.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An intriguing, suspenseful story is somewhat hampered by a dull cast. The last sequence will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Wise and Gidding (director and screenwriter) succesfully repeat the formula applied when adapting the psychological horror classic "The Haunting". A… More
Randy Tippy
You have to keep in mind that this film was made in 1970 (released in '71) which predates CGI and digital recording. All things considered, Robert Wise… More
AJ Verser
A very serious sci-fi thriller about an alien virus on Earth. Somewhat boring in places, but overall a really good movie.
Anthony Lawrie
An intelligent sci-fi classic and the first of its kind. With its stylish split screens and haunting soundtrack, this Robert Wise/ Michael Crichton… More
El Hombre Invisible
I've seen this film years ago, but I suppose I'd never really "seen" it. This truly is a science-fiction film like few others. The… More
Stephen M
An intelligent sci-fi thriller which manages to be exciting despite very little incident. A touch overlong and lacking an A-list cast, it's still one of… More