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Invasion U.S.A.

1952 1h 14m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 10% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A newsman (Gerald Mohr), a debutante (Peggie Castle) and others in a bar think World War III has begun. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Jingoistic nonsense that basically served as the Red Dawn of its era. Rated: 1/4 Apr 11, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An ineffectual and humorless Red-scare film made during the height of the Cold War. Rated: D May 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Cooper H This for what it's worth is scary for the time atomic bombs being dropped on New York, the army unable to stop the red menace, flood's killing what we thought was a main character and congress all being killed if it was made today it would probably still have the same effect and as far as fifties movies go it gets into the action rather quickly with that in mind lets not forget that this is still a propaganda movie and it shows a lot mainly the villains, the Russian uniforms and accents you can tell they're not trying to be subtle about who they are all in all this is still a good film for it's time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It's hard to properly evaluate this much stock footage! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm giving it three stars simply because the movie has made a lot of liberal heads explode. This is back when all Americans loved America not some commie nation like Cuba, Iran, or China, eh Bijiing Joe? Back before half of America wants to see this country destroyed. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A curio or an artefact - but a chilling paranoid one that details how the enemy (assumed to be the Soviets) might attack the U.S. by way of Alaska. Perhaps unrealistically they drop 4 or 5 atomic bombs in the Pacific Northwest and then parachute their troops right into the radiation. In fact, the shock and horror of the attack is minimized by the screenwriters in favour of a look at several people in a bar and how they cope with the incipient war. Compare this to Peter Watkins' 1965 pseudo-doc, The War Game, where Britain suffers an A-bomb dropped on London and you can see the difference between a quickie exploitation flick and the contemplation of real horror. Almost 50% or more of Invasion U.S.A. is stock footage, which sometimes evokes the horror of war on its own (given its status as real footage) rather than serves the plot here. Given that most of the tragedy in the film is revealed through TV reporting (with the station occasionally going off air), the nearest resemblance is to Night of the Living Dead (or was it Dawn of the Dead?). But those films are far superior, if somewhat less realistic (given the potential for President Trump). For the record, the Americans retaliate by dropping even more nuclear bombs on Russia in the film. All we can hope is that no one has their finger on the button ever again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheap thrills as the commies attack America; so bad it's good. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member They manage to make utterly detestable villains of the Commies in the scant 75 minute runtime and the integration of stock footage is clever... Too bad the rest is given such short thrift (like, say, characterization for our cocktail lounge-going protagonists) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A newsman (Gerald Mohr), a debutante (Peggie Castle) and others in a bar think World War III has begun.
Director
Alfred E. Green
Producer
Albert Zugsmith, Robert Smith
Screenwriter
Robert Smith
Production Co
American Pictures, Mutual Productions of the West
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 5, 2017
Runtime
1h 14m
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