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The Thing

A group of scientists (Ulrich Thomsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton) are excited to discover an alien life form frozen in the ice of Antarctica. But their wildest imaginings about the mysterious creature don't prepare them for the horror that awaits when the monster suddenly comes to life and begins preying upon them. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 14 Oct 2011
Video Release: 31 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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The Thing is rated R: for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen
Studio: 2011 Universal Pictures
Website: Official site for The Thing.

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Release Date: 14 October 2011

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