The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)

Despite its come-on title, The Day the Earth Caught Fire is an intelligent, disturbing piece of speculative fiction. Through the eyes of British reporter Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), we learn that both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. have… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An intelligent low-budget sci-fi doomsday pic.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Slow, depressing, but convincing sci-fi film

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The premise lends itself to the inspired pandemonium of a Max Ernst

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The Day the Moviewatcher Nodded Off

Doug Cummings
Filmjourney

The disaster genre is not generally known for its insights into characters or its clever dialogue, but The Day the Earth Caught Fire is an admirable exception.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This movie has an excellent plot, but doesn't have a sufficient amount of excitement or good actors. I liked it for the most part, but I wasn't sure… More
alan jay
A great movie..interesting story and solid acting..WHAT SETS THIS MOVIE APART IS THE PACING..I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MOVIE MOVE QUICKER..VERY COOL CONCEPT!

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