The Blob
The Blob (1958)

In his first starring role, Steve McQueen plays a typical oversexed, car-lovin' highschooler who can't get anyone to believe his story about a huge meteor, which crashes to earth and begins exuding a pink, gooey substance. Affixing… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 12, 1958
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of its chortle-worthy premise and dated special effects, The Blob remains a prime example of how satisfying cheesy B-movie monster thrills can be.

Variety Staff

Neither the acting nor direction is particularly creditable.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...there's something charming about it, as if all the tacky aspects of the 1950s (and again, I'm talking about the white, squeaky clean, small town 1950s) were distilled into a fast-moving 86 minutes.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

The Blob is one of those B-movies that will always inhabit a warm little nook in the affections of SF fans but, truth be told, it's never quite as fun as it should be.

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Time Out

Arriving from outer space (for which read Russia), a large ball of interstellar snot terrorises a small American town by eating everything in sight.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most personable sci-fi horror films of its generation.

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David Cornelius

Rebel Without a Cause for the matinee monster crowd.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Unfortunately, [Harris's] picture talks itself to death, even with the blob nibbling away at everybody in sight. And most of his trick effects, under the direction of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., look pretty phony.

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Rob Humanick

It's exuberant and extraordinary, and just nasty enough.

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Gabe Leibowitz

A surprisingly smart piece of 50′s camp.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
First impressions for this movie are somewhat mixed to be honest, I mean seriously, what the hell is going on with that opening credits song? Great balls of… More
Ken Stachnik
The quintessential 50's B movie and a totally infectious theme song.
Alex roy
The Blob is yet another terrific 1950's Sci Fi monster flick that is among the best in the genre. This is a genre classic that is a memorable and fun film… More
Michael Gildea
The Blob is one of those generally awful movies that everyone should see if for no other reason than the theme song. The Blob comes off like a more respectful… More
Tyler Robertson
The teen movie that started it all...without overdoing it on drugs and sex. Yes, this movie is a tad dated, but it's of of my favorite 50's movies and… More
Aj V
This is like the first real teen horror movie. I love it, it's such a cool movie, both with it's special effects and it's story. I highly… More