Based on 900 votes and 110 reviews
I was hoping for more..glad I didn't pay money for this film.The idea is old.I'm giving it 3 stars for the affects.
Stop and smell the roses. This movie was an eye opener, not far from reality.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!<3
This movie wasted entirely too much time dabbling with the relationship of the bratty, ungrateful child and his adoptive mother. The human race is on the verge of extermination by aliens. Who cares about the tribulations of some child? Waste of time and money. I kept waiting for something more and then it ended suddenly. Bad.
I kept expecting something huge to happen but it never did.
is movie is a very very very good good good to watch and i watch again agian all the time .
see i didnt mind this movie.. it kept me entertained.. thats all that matters
Big disappointment. Yes the message is good but don't need this type of setting to get it. Expecting something big the entire time and it just never really happens. Jennifer C. as always great though.
Predictable Hollywood movie. As long as you're not expecting Ben Hur or Citizen Kane it was very entertaining
Beginning was fantastic - then it went down-hill from there!
ok movie, Keanu always plays these type of roles well, he is not average/human
Background sound ie music, far too loud throughout the movie, very distracting, difficult understanding characters. Special effects were good, but not fantastic, and rather simple to todays standards. Keanu Reeves performance looked more like a man on drugs, totally spaced out. I appreciate the fact that the story line tried to keep to the original, but in this case, the child star could have been left out completely. Maybe this movie will view better on a smaller screen, but unfortunately a smaller screen can't change the performance of the actors. Too bad, I was really excited that this movie was being remade, especially with Keanu Reeves, too bad Mr Reeves let this viewer down.
It was a ok movie but it wasn't good as I thought it would be.
It was a decent movie, but I think I preferred the original. Keanu did a good job as the alien, with some hints that there was deeper emotion than he showed, but I really wish he would step outside his comfort zone and show us that he's capable of more, if he is. Jennifer Connelly was terrific, but in all, the 'humanization' of the alien didn't really happen as much as it did in the original. Worth seeing, but not necessarily on the big screen.
It all comes down to what you were expecting. Look, the title didn't say "The day the earth stood still, then Neo returns" now did it? So wake up people, there weren't going to be any squidys, no agent smiths, no kung fu ok... ok, it got close though when Keanu got released from the gooey encasement eh? Easy matrix fans, that's where the similarities stopped. So assuming you knew approximately what the original movie was about, the modern day adaptation of this movie has done justice. Chill out, leave your expectations at the door and just enjoy a modern remake of an old classic.
IT was a Stupid Movie and I wasnt'd my time sitting threw all that. The Ending felt like it wasnt completed!
the earth stands still. and time stands still because not a darn thing happens. except keanu proves he still can't act.
Good movie. Time to wake up.
Okay, not great. Pretty good special effects & true to the orginal (well almost)
Too many advertisements! Anti-climatic! Predictable ending. Enough said..
Keanu is great as a dispassionate alien. Jennifer Connelly is great as a compassionate scientist. Only Jared Smith shouldn't be allowed near a film again (cute kid, but empty eyes and lousy acting). Overall an entertaining sci-fi that is a decent effort considering its modest budget for sci-fi (good effects). Message: can humanity survive its rapacious greed and indifference to the earth.
so pointless, wasn't worth the money or time spent
i really injoyed this movie
I actually walked out 1 hour into the movie and the theatre was very apologetic when they gave me my money back. I have only ever walkd out on two mvies my whole life. Well at least both father and son ( Will and Jaden ) each have an absloute dud in their movie careers. I nominate this and Hancock for worst movie ever.
Filmmaking on a grand scale, with a surprise ending that's sure to spark lengthy discussion and debate. This is CLASSIC sci-fi!
Neat movie with a really cool ending!
flat & boring. save your cash
Followed the original movie quite closely with a modern injection. I love the original and this was great too!!!
most boring movie ever. you will not enjoy it. plz don't go
bad bad movie! the ending, what ending. save your cash don't watch it
poorly made worse remake in years!
Difference from the 1951 classic which really enjoyed. I think there was too much "Hollywood" in this version. But never the less, the movie as a whole was great and I highly recommend it to everybody to watch.
This deserves no stars! It was horrible. No action, terrible acting, and I would have left the theatre early but I didn't wake up in time. Please save your money!
This movie should be rated at around 3.4 as a final rating result! Horrible ending and boring storyline. Almost fall asleep during the movie, and whats with the part where Reeves is talking to a Chinese old man in Mandarin. For those people didnt understand Mandarin, they might think they were speaking Alien language at the restaurant! WTF man, totally!
Loads of fun!
IF YOU HAD AN OPTION FOR ZERO STARS I WOULD HAVE SELECTED THAT OPTION. PEOPLE LEFT THE MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS OVER.
it was cool
Impressive spectacle with Keanu in what will no doubt become his signature role. Simply great.
The outstanding special effects never overwhelm the story.
A "message" movie to cherish. 10/10 (Perfect Score)
Lacklustre plot, acting, effects and remake. This film leaves both a lot of questions unanswered and a lot to be desired. Even a week later I am still not completely sure what the message of this film is meant to be, nor the reason they would remake such a phenomenal, timely film in such a poor fashion.
Wait for the DVD or better yet watch the original. It's way better.
A rare example of a remake thoroughly outclassing the original.
A movie only Al Gore could love.
This movie reminds us all that dreams really can come true.