The Thing (2011)

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Synopsis

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Cast

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Joel Edgerton
  • Ulrich Thomsen
  • Eric Christian Olsen
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Paul Braunstein
  • Trond Espen Seim
  • Kim Bubbs
  • Jørgen Langhelle
  • Jan Gunnar Røise

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Metacritic

50
Oct 13, 2011

Heijningen doesn't display the instinct of the best Hollywood action directors to give the audience what it craves at the big moments, except for a few gory in-your-face shots.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
45
Oct 13, 2011

There are some body-horror gross-outs if you're into that sort of thing, but mostly what you get are a bunch of too-obvious leftovers from the Alien stockroom, including a selection of moist innards, slimy tendons, dripping fangs and the like.

Metacritic review by Stephanie Zacharek
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
75
Oct 13, 2011

While I wish van Heijningen's Thing weren't quite so in lust with the '82 model, it works because it respects that basic premise. And it exhibits a little patience, doling out its ickiest, nastiest moments in ways that make them stick.

Metacritic review by Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune