Them! (1954)

A little girl is found wandering in the desert, in a state of complete shock. When she finally revives, she can scream out only one word: "Them!" Any aficionado of 1950s horror films can readily tell you that "Them" are… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Consensus: One of the best creature features of the early atomic age, Them! features effectively menacing special effects and avoids the self-parody that would taint later monster movies.


This science-fiction shocker has a well-plotted story [by George Worthington Yates, adapted by Russell Hughes], expertly directed and acted in a matter-of-fact style.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Decently budgeted and atmospheric, it's a sober accomplishment in a cycle that would quickly turn to self-parody.

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Rob Humanick

Smart and idiosyncratic, with enough climaxes for two movies.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Definitely a chiller.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Easily the best of the giant insect movies... exploring the subject with the full gravity of its horror.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

It isn't all that bad, except when the ants themselves show up.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

By far the best of the '50s cycle of 'creature features.'

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Skillfully made science fiction classic intelligently develops scary premise.

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This is first-rate pulp.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
Fantastic 50s science fiction film depicting the true, unthought-out terrors of the nuclear war.
Lucas Martins
A Great horror film with a wonderful screenplay and a message anti-war that gonna fascinate the audience, until the people that in beginning don't expect… More
Alex roy
Them! Is one of the classic horror films of the 50's. Films like this are a must see for horror fans everywhere as this is a flawless monster film that has… More
Mister Caple
The hallmark of the great monster movies of the 1950's is one of the best from that genre. "Them!",a chiller about giant mutant ants terrorizing… More
Tim Salmons
I seriously didn't know what to make of Them! when I first saw it. On the one hand it's probably one of the more better made sci-fi B movies from this… More
Aj V
Watch out! What is it? Oh, those are just ants... This movie is silly, and started the trend of giant creatures attacking people, which was a popular theme… More