The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Adapted from the novel by John Wyndham, this intelligent British monster movie begins with a meteor shower so intensely bright that it blinds the majority of the world's population, rendering them vulnerable to attack from hordes of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 27, 1963
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A sci-fi thriller (1963) that sticks in the mind, thanks to deft pacing and a vividly paranoid premise.

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Fernando F. Croce

Botanical dread

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

The plants are marchin'! Hero Keel then overwaters them.

Variety Staff

Although riddled with script inconsistencies and irregularities, it is a more-than-adequate film of its genre.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unfaithful adaptation from the acclaimed 1951 science fiction novel by John Wyndham.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good, but hardly great sci-fi.

David Parkinson
Time Out

Sometimes unintentionally funny, and it could have done without the customary moralising.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Decidedly short on awe-inspiring moments.

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If the script is a little uneven and even ludicrous at times, The Day of the Triffids is wonderfully apocalyptic sci-fi.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Although greatly ballyhooed the work is finally only a so-so effort, plants from space reminding us to certainly always finish yer salad. In the meantime I got… More
alan jay
well intentioned with a decent cast, this movie is a snoozefest...simply drags and what action there is consists of plant-like creatures inching along a mostly… More
Aj V
I wasn't able to see the whole movie, but someone told me this was a great movie, so I watched some of it and I wasn't impressed, but may be I should… More
Ken Stachnik
28 Days Later borrows heavily from the structure of this...only instead of zombies...their man eating plants...sweet