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7.9
/10
1,278 Ratings

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Directed by Jack Arnold
United States, 1957
Sci-Fi, Horror

Synopsis

A dangerous combination of radiation and insecticide causes the unfortunate Scott Carey to shrink, slowly but surely, until he is only a few inches tall. His home becomes a wilderness where he must survive everything from spiders living in the cellar to his beloved cat.

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The Incredible Shrinking Man Directed by Jack Arnold
The “most fantastic ailment in the annals of medicine” is a case of tangible metamorphosis and spiritual expansion, a unique Jack Arnold mastery.
November 28, 2017
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It stands out as one of the more ingenious, unsettling, and durable movies of its kind. At once elaborately designed and structurally austere, the movie, as with the greatest in its genre (whether you use Vampyr or Night of the Living Dead as a touchstone), feels like an improbable dream that oozes into your waking consciousness and seems somehow more “real” than any number of grittier, down-to-Earth melodramas.
July 13, 2016
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Not merely the best of Arnold’s classic sci-fi movies of the ’50s, but one of the finest films ever made in that genre.
June 24, 2006
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