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Running Time 104 min
MPAA rating PG-13 (Some Sci-Fi Disaster Images, Violence)
Release Date Dec 12, 2008
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Le Jour où la terre s'arrêta

Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), an extraterrestrial visitor to planet Earth, becomes the herald of upheaval on a global scale. As the world's governments and scientists race to understand what is happening and how to stop it, Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson come to understand the chilling ramifications behind Klaatu's statement that he's a ``friend to the Earth.''

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Keanu Reeves Klaatu
Jennifer Connelly Dr. Helen Benson
Kathy Bates Regina Jackson
Jaden Smith Jacob Benson
John Cleese Professor Barnhardt
Jon Hamm Michael Granier
Kyle Chandler John Driscoll
Robert Knepper Colonel
James Hong Mr. Wu
John Rothman Dr. Myron

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(no rating) Dec 13, 2008 - Chicago Tribune

In one eye and out the other, the sullen remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" airlifts certain story details straight from its source material. For example, the robot known as Gort resembles the metallic, helmet-headed being of the 1951 original, only he's taller and has better muscle tone, suggesting the occasional intergalactic workout. That's about it for visual links to director Robert Wise's film (his best, in any genre), which remains one of the great science fiction tales of its era; a sneaky, subversive Red Menace parable; an unfashionably pacifist statement underpinning a gripping documentary-style yarn; and haunting proof that composer Bernard Herrmann really knew how to deploy a theremin.

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