Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Anyone who's seen the 1996 science-fiction lampoon Mars Attacks may have trouble watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers with a straight face. Hugh Marlowe plays scientist Russell Marvin, who is on-hand when an alien spacecraft lands on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 1, 1956
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[The finest] of these formula-driven alien invasion movies... and not only because its flying saucers are pretty much the best ever.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

One of countless pieces of '50s pulp to come out of a social fabric defined equally by interest in the unknown and mounting Cold War paranoia.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is a good example of the kind of mediocre, paranoiac sci-fi films that were being made at the time.

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Fernando F. Croce

Machine gun-happy paranoia to The Day the Earth Stood Still's messianic disarmament

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The name says it all. Campy entertainment.

Steve Crum

Harryhausen effects are first reason to see this sci-fi mini-classic, and it is a fun trip.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Campy sci-fi with better than average effects

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Fantastic title for a film this, quintessential 50's sci-fi schlock with a typical tacky title that tells you everything you need to know, but it sounds so… More
Aj V
Although it follows the formulaic fifties plot for a sci-fi movie, this movie is pretty spectacular when it comes to its special effects. Overall, pretty good,… More
jay nixon
Taken for what it is, a product of atomic paranoia, this is a hooty flick.
Cindy I
A cheesy dish topped with a dash of brillance, compliments of Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's flying saucer effects -- especially those destroying monuments… More
Tim Salmons
I've been taking these films in in waves. I don't think that I could watch all of them in a row. As I stated in previous reviews, the most memorable… More
Stella Dallas
cool effects and alot of fun, especially the attack on washington!

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