Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An entertaining rethink of the 1951 classic.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Just because the new The Day the Earth Stood Still is green, though, doesn't mean it's dull. If anything, there's a lot more mayhem and destruction this time around.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Despite the best efforts of stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, this new "Day" is tired and corny.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Something has been lost in the translation, and it's not just the script.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story, an updated version of the 1951 classic about a portentous extraterrestrial visit, feels musty and derivative, and not only because it's a remake.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The original Day the Earth Stood Still had a paranoid poetry that lifted the audience up even as it warned the world to come together. This one is so dour it just comes off as a scolding.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The film's major action sequences are never exciting, and even the now-requisite destruction of New York feels lazy.
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By Bob Mondello
Dunno about the Earth, but time certainly stands still for a goodly portion of Scott Derrickson's expensively produced but utterly boneheaded remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
How can this movie not be fun?
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What's never explained is why anyone would do such a dumb remake of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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