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They Live
7.1 out of 10

They Live

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Movie overall 7
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Extras 5
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They Live (1988)

blu-ray.com
4 October 2013
  • Conclusion: They Live is a unique time capsule that has a lot of interesting observations about values that still determine how we live our lives. In a brand new interview included on this release, director John Carpenter warns that this isn't a good thing, but I am convinced there are many amongst his fans...
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Overall 10
9.5
Actors overall 9
9.2
Audio 10
9.5
Extras 9
8.8

They Live (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
20 February 2013
  • Summary: Judge Patrick Naugle is giving you a choice: Read this review or start eatin' that trash can.
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They Live

Rock! Shock! Pop!
13 November 2012
  • Summary: They Live holds up incredibly well compared to most other science fiction and action movies from the eighties. It remains as intelligent and subversive as ever, its message not in the least bit faded, dated or out of touch.
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Overall 8
8.0

They Live

Slant Magazine
26 June 2012
  • Excerpt: One of consumer culture's more insidiously evil qualities is that its conspicuousness precludes criticism. It's why anti-consumerist rhetoric so often sounds like the mere regurgitation of platitudes: Railing against the propagandistic power of advertising or the pervasive corporatization of...
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Overall 6
6.0

They Live

Empire Online
9 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Re-uses some of the basic cliches of science fiction movies and prefers to leap about all over the place rather than develop a coherent storyline, but it keeps on the move, and it has a bizarre, intriguing combination of political allegory and old fashioned paranoid horror
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Overall 3
3.0

They Live

Horror
7 April 2006
  • Summary: Bouwvakker zoekt werk. Vindt werk. Raakt bevriend met een collega die hem thuis (een soort sigeunerkamp) uitnodigt. Ontdekt dat er rare dingen gebeuren in het kerkje tegenover het kamp en vindt een zonnebril waarmee hij aliens kan zien. En dat allemaal in 24 uur.
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