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Summary Paleontologist Kate Lloyd has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the ...

The Thing
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 31 Critic Reviews
49
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 315 User Ratings
6.3
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Summary Paleontologist Kate Lloyd has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the ...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 31 Critic Reviews
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26% Positive
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19 Reviews
13% Negative
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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 31 Critic Reviews
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26% Positive
8 Reviews
61% Mixed
19 Reviews
13% Negative
4 Reviews

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Generally Favorable Based on 315 User Ratings
6.3
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36% Mixed
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14% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 315 User Ratings
6.3
51% Positive
160 Ratings
36% Mixed
112 Ratings
14% Negative
43 Ratings

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Production Company Morgan Creek Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Strike Entertainment
Release Date Oct 14, 2011
Duration 1 h 43 m
Rating R
Tagline It's not human. Yet.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2 Nominations
Visual Effects Society Awards
1 Nomination
Fright Meter Awards
1 Nomination