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The Day The Earth Stood Still

In this remake of the classic 1951 sci-fi movie, an alien (played this time by Keanu Reeves) lands on Earth, where he receives a rather unwelcome greeting from its human inhabitants. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 11 Dec 2008
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Day The Earth Stood Still is rated PG-13: for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates
Studio: 2008 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Detailed Review

New York City's Central Park might as well have a bull's eye painted in the middle of its manicured acres. Attracting all sorts of movie monsters in the past, it's… 
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Why Is The Day The Earth Stood Still Rated PG-13?

Like the 1951 film of the same name, this movie tells the story of an… 
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If you were an alien visiting our planet, what would you want to say? Who… 
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