An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on cold war Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message for the planet which Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult so, after learning something of the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.
This is a superbly crafted, landmark film which invested a much-derided — and frequently ludicrous — genre with a welcome degree of dignity and respectability.
Reviewed by Angie Errigo
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