The Thing (1982)

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.

Cast

  • Kurt Russell
  • A. Wilford Brimley
  • T.K. Carter
  • Richard Dysart
  • Richard Masur
  • Donald Moffat
  • David Clennon
  • Keith David

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Metacritic

30

Carpenter's direction is slow, dark, and stately; he seems to be aiming for an enveloping, novelistic kind of effect, but all he gets is heaviness.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
75

Carpenter creates an atmosphere in Thing; it's a weird one, an odd landscape and clearly alien territory, but it's entertaining nonetheless. And for those who have not been to a creep show in the last couple of years, The Thing has some very nasty surprises. [25 June 1982, p.D1]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald