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      They Live

      R Released Nov 23, 1988 1h 33m Sci-Fi TRAILER for They Live: Trailer 1 List They Live: Trailer 1 They Live: Trailer 1 2:00 View more videos
      86% Tomatometer 74 Reviews 80% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 21 Buy Now

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      A politically subversive blend of horror and sci fi, They Live is an underrated genre film from John Carpenter.

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      Chris Bennion Times (UK) It is a big, silly barrel of fun, with a delirious, tongue-in-cheek script... Feb 2, 2024 Full Review Phil Hoad Guardian The film was was responding to the start of the US rust belt and Reagan-era consumerism, but its themes of working-class subjugation and omnipresent media control have only become more pressing. Rated: 4/5 Oct 25, 2018 Full Review Jason Bailey Flavorwire Carpenter's primary objective was to make a tough action flick, which he does; it fits snugly into his filmography's subset of urban mayhem movies (alongside 'Escape from New York,' 'Assault on Precinct 13,' and parts of 'Big Trouble in Little China'). Feb 17, 2017 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills [It] provides moments of catharsis, not to mention a measure of gloating-at-somebody-else’s-trainwreck satisfaction. Oct 16, 2023 Full Review Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh Both outlandish and prescient, Roddy Piper exudes charm and director Carpenter is fully confident in this crowd-pleasing, sci-fi dystopia. Rated: 5/5 Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed The best John Carpenter film ever made... Aug 17, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jason one of the best movies ever made probably more true than we know Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Cody A True Classic that rings true today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/22 Full Review Memphis A A Great flim overall. The most important movie in the world for its message. Great action, Great Acting, and just a Great Flim. The design for the aliens is perfect, it shows a gross disgusting version of humans which is a great way of showcasing the message. You should definitely watch They Live atleast one time in your life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Wayne L Brilliant from start to finish Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Ilson Simão S Como nunca tinha visto antes? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Jay H I first saw this on Election Day 1988. Sadly, not much has changed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      They Live

      They Live: Official Clip - Here to Chew Bubble Gum and Kick Ass They Live: Official Clip - Here to Chew Bubble Gum and Kick Ass 2:06 They Live: Official Clip - Fight in the Alley They Live: Official Clip - Fight in the Alley 2:23 They Live: Official Clip - Seeing the Truth They Live: Official Clip - Seeing the Truth 3:17 They Live: Official Clip - The Church Raid They Live: Official Clip - The Church Raid 2:46 They Live: Official Clip - Exposing the Aliens They Live: Official Clip - Exposing the Aliens 3:08 They Live: Official Clip - TV Studio Attack They Live: Official Clip - TV Studio Attack 2:07 They Live: Official Clip - Aliens in the Grocery Store They Live: Official Clip - Aliens in the Grocery Store 3:10 They Live: Official Clip - The Fight Continues They Live: Official Clip - The Fight Continues 3:43 They Live: Official Clip - Assault on the Hideout They Live: Official Clip - Assault on the Hideout 3:25 They Live: Official Clip - The Power Elite They Live: Official Clip - The Power Elite 3:18 View more videos
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      Synopsis Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.
      Director
      John Carpenter
      Producer
      Shep Gordon, Andre Blay
      Screenwriter
      John Carpenter
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Alive Films, Larry Franco Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 1988, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Sep 3, 2023
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 5, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.3M
      Runtime
      1h 33m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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