Atom User Reviews for The Thing (1982)

4.9 out of 5
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Verified Review

My friend fell asleep, but I loved it

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Wilfred R
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Tony V
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Sam M
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Sarah Jane S
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Trevor P
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Anthony F
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Jonathan A
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Shannon Z
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Seth F
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Anthony F
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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