The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Science Fiction Classic) – 9/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Michael Rennie: Klaatu
Patricia Neal: Helen Benson
Writer (Screenplay): Edmund H. North
Writer (Original Stories): Harry Bates
Music Composer: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Director: Robert Wise

Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

A mysterious spaceship from an unknown planet approaches Earth carrying an intelligent humanoid called Klaatu and a giant robot. They have come to warn the world that it will have no future if it persists with nuclear testing.


Truly superb science fiction movie which is thoughtfully constructed and presents a common idea in a thought-provoking manner – that we are not alone and that should make a difference to us. The direction is perfect, the design iconic and the music is brilliant.

This movie contains mild unpleasant scenes.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.



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