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Year
1957
Runtime
81 min.
Director
Jack Arnold
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
9,449
Checks
3,495
Favs
245
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    This film is great! It's my #1 discovery this Halloween season. For the 1950's, the film has great special effects. A man begins to shrink due to being exposed to radiation and has to face challenges and obstacles to survive including being terrorized by a cat and a fight to the death with a tarantula. It also has an interesting ending which I was impressed with. This film is top of the class science fiction with minor horror elements. A whole-hearted recomendation. 5 years 11 months ago
  2. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    Pretty cool! 7 years 11 months ago
  3. JimiAntiloop's avatar

    JimiAntiloop

    Nice basic idea and with the end monologe it gets a suprisingly transcendend direction.

    What I couldn't stand is, this small subliminal programming of the coffee drug(hack) thing and the very expossed farming lobby propaganda in the beginning, when they doctor of the institute says "this harmless insecticid".
    Also this idea of a radioactive cloud that boost you to something and not kills you or makes you sick at least, is a quite dull perspective of that time, a programming of the masses not to question nuclear power too much.
    1 month 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #39 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  2. This movie ranks #171 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  3. This movie ranks #196 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #274 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  5. This movie ranks #315 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #533 in National Film Registry
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  7. This movie ranks #537 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  8. This movie ranks #702 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  9. This movie ranks #868 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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