They Live ★★★★

Part Of ”John Carpenter RANKED” :) 

A bit shallow and simplistic (if pointed) as satire, but terrifically enjoyable as a sci-fi actioner with bite, despite a few considerable bumps in the script. The alley brawl is simultaneously one of the funniest and most convincing fights ever put to celluloid, filmed in smooth wides, choreographed with messy abandon and acted with seamlessly intertwined physical commitment and knowing humour (Roddy Piper is a joy). The shoot-em-up set pieces are expectedly strong as well, and Carpenter’s sound and visuals are as simply striking and economically efficient as ever. A few bumps in the script, but I love it overall. 8/10 

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