20 Million Miles to Earth
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

One of special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's pre-Seventh Voyage of Sinbad efforts, 20 Million Miles to Earth borrows a few pages from King Kong. An American spaceship crashlands off the coast of Sicily. The rescue party discovers… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 1957
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2007
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very effective monster film of the golden age of B cinema, and Harryhausen is still the king.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Nathan Juran's film differs from most sci-fi monster movies of the period in that the monster shows up early and often.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nifty effects and the usual 1950s sci-fi acting

Rob Humanick

The lead actor looks a little like Steve Martin, which got me to thinking that digitally inserting that comedian could make something out of this imploded building of a movie.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A King King knock off, and one that's highlighted by some awesome creature special effects.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's baby.

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Jason Morgan

Aside from over-interpreting the monster movie's politics, there's no denying that the true star of 20 Million Miles to Earth is clearly animator Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion monster.

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Mark Bourne

20 Million Miles to Earth gave no boost to the development of genre movies. It did, though, further the evolution of Harryhausen's skill and artistry, not to mention his presently exalted position as his films' auteur.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Now you'd think judging by the lizard-like monster running around that this is yet another nuclear experiment gone tits up by the Americans. But no, this… More
Randy Tippy
A great watch, not so much for the story as for the fantastic animation compliments of legendary Ray Harryhausen.
Tim Salmons
The biggest misconception about "Ray Harryhausen movies" is that people are under the impression that he was the sole creative driving force behind… More
Cindy I
One of the better giant monster movies to come out of the 1950's, with truly excellent work by Ray Harryhausen. An egg is brought back from a space mission… More
Aj V
A strange creature comes 20 million miles to Earth, obviously. This movie was okay, it has some great clay animation, but the story is kind of silly.
Byron Brubaker
The opening and hence the reason for the title is kind of lame. Ray Harryhausen's effects are impressive throughout, however, as are several of the Italian… More