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  • Ben Lott

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Ben Lott 22 Apr, 2016

    Sometimes it's a good thing to revisit movies that you hated the first time, and that was the case for me with War of the Worlds. I can't remember why it disappointed me so much when I originally saw it in the theater, but I was a bit leery to try again. I still have one significant problem with the film, and that is the fact that I don't really like any of the characters. I find Ray (played by…

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  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★½ Rewatched by William Kretschmer 22 Apr, 2016

    As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
    An effective and very imaginative variation than an adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel, some scenes even reach Hieronymous Bosch intensity.
    On second view: I still find it exciting.

    On renewed viewing: must admit: a gulity pleasure of mine...

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  • Josh Daws

    ★★★ Watched by Josh Daws 22 Apr, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Maybe I expect too much from the great Steven Spielberg, but ‘War of the Worlds’ seems very disappointing. I’ve yet to read, watch or listen to the various film, television, radio and literary versions of the War of the World that were made before this, but I am aware of their existence and the fact that this version strays quite a lot from the original source material. This, I fear, is where the problem lies as it feels a lot…

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  • brooke

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by brooke 26 Mar, 2016

    i have loved this film ever since it came out in 2005. I never ever get bored of it. Lowkey still scares the shit outta me though. Throwback to ten year old me who had her msn display picture as Ray Farrior LMAO

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  • Michel87

    ★★★½ Watched by Michel87 23 Dec, 2009

    This is pretty dark Spielberg and loved it.

    6.8/10

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  • Sc8lo

    ★★★ Watched by Sc8lo 30 Jun, 2005

    The FX were good. Cruise was good but the film was lacking something. It starts off strong.

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  • JohnTyler

    ★★★★ Added by JohnTyler 1

    It could've ended in a more satisfying and less rushed manner, but War of the Worlds is an intense and absolutely chilling update on both H.G. Wells' influential sci-fi novel and the classic 50's B-movie of the same name, with excellent performances, beautifully rendered effects, great atmosphere, and engaging characters.

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  • Nathanial00

    ★★½ Watched by Nathanial00 02 Jan, 2016

    4.6/10
    Not a fan

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  • Chris Wilson

    ★★ Watched by Chris Wilson 16 Apr, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A series of competent action sequences that only requires Tom Cruise’s participation due to the need for a conventional narrative throughline. The ‘Spielberg’s Children’ trope is on par with Poltergeist (which he produced) for being at its worst here - two shrill, self-centered kids; petulant and ungrateful and just plain dumb. And are we going to explain how Robbie survived an explosion the size of Birmingham? No? Fuck it.

    Still, it’s marginally better than the 1953 film because it spares us the theological bullshit.

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  • EvanstonDad

    ★½ Added by EvanstonDad

    For all of its nonstop action set pieces and narrow escapes, "War of the Worlds" is a strangely inert piece of film-making. There's absolutely nothing in the film to retain your interest. Tom Cruise plays a completely anonymous character who you learn nothing about, and his kids serve little purpose beyond being mere plot devices and giving Tom Cruise something to do besides save himself. Steven Spielberg directs this film with a grim relentlessness; there are scenes to frighten and…

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  • Sartaj Singh

    ★★★★ Watched by Sartaj Singh 09 Apr, 2016

    There is something distinctively vintage about Stephen Spielberg's loose adaptation of HG Welles' famous science fiction novel, War of the Worlds. One of the ways that this is the case is that Spielberg creates a visual look that has a remarkable resemblance to a black and white film. At times, one is convinced that they being transported back to the 1950s.

    The desaturated and murky grey look complements some of the film's dramatic moments. One of the scenes where the…

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