It Came from Beneath the Sea
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

It Came From Beneath the Sea was the first of several fruitful collaborations between producer Charles H. Schneer and special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. "It" is a giant, six-tentacled octopus, which is galvanized into action… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1955
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Given the number of movies like this that DIDN'T pay off with such a top-notch monster, it is easier to forgive the various narrative, cinematic, and psychological failings.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Classic low-budget (catch the five tentacled octopus) sci-fi flick

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Harryhausen wasn't yet on top of his game, but the special effects still were the feeble film's best feature.

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Mark Bourne

Of course, in perspective it's all a fun kind of bad and any Cahiers du Cinema critique dissolves on contact.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The second big monster from the deep for Harryhausen and again its all down to those pesky atomic bomb tests the US keep doing. This time they have disturbed a… More
Aj V
The title says it all, this movie is about a giant sea creature. They have to stop it. This is probably my favourite giant monster movie.
Christopher Heim
Standard 50's B movie trash that is complete with cheesy dialogue, unnecessary narration, wacky science, military stock-footage, and stiff acting. The… More
Cassandra Maples
I saw this movie on TNT when i was like 10 on late night T.V.TNT's Monster Vision it was awesome! The Stop-Motion Octopus effects are great & look very… More
Tim Salmons
Here is the last film in the Ray Harryhausen boxed set. It Came From Beneath the Sea contains enough boring dialogue, character flaws and bad acting to be… More
Randy Tippy
Never trust an octopus with less than eight tentacles.