Forbidden Planet (1956)

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Synopsis

A starship crew in the 23rd century goes to investigate the silence of a distant planet's colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization.

Cast

  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Anne Francis
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Warren Stevens
  • Jack Kelly
  • Richard Anderson
  • Earl Holliman
  • George Wallace
  • Robert Dix
  • Jimmy Thompson

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Metacritic

91

Here was outer space as only the lavish production values of MGM could imagine it, a journey to an alien landscape painted in bold Eastmancolor and stretched across a CinemaScope frame.

Metacritic review by Keith Phipps
Keith Phipps
The A.V. Club
70

Even as the SF cliches fall fast and heavy, this is great to look at, thanks to the sumptuous MGM sets and the fine animation and matte work by Walt Disney Studios.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
80

The film's amazing strengths easily outweigh the odd outbreak of hammery.

Metacritic review by Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Empire