Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

Critics score:
94 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: There's a little something extra in virtually every frame of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's dazzling remake of one of the cleverest of horror classics. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Gives remakes a good name. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom's most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Ideas that Siegel knocked off in a few shots are expanded to fill entire sequences -- but they're good ideas, and can stand a little stretching. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: This film wants to have it both ways: to have a more urbane, more "important" scope than the original, and yet retain some of its inexpensive intimacy as well. Read more

Paul Taylor, Time Out: Kaufman here turns in his most Movie Brattish film, but soft-pedals on both his special effects and knowing in-jokiness in a way that puts De Palma to shame. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Invasion of the Body Snatchers validates the entire concept of remakes. Read more