Overall Rank: 1279
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 55
Theatrical Release Date: 04/18/1957
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jack Arnold
Actors: Grant Williams, April Kent, Randy Stuart, Paul Langton, William Schallert
Plot: A man and his significant other are on a boating adventure when he experiences a strange mist. After a short time he begins to get smaller in size and goes through struggles of everyday life.
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Alex - wrote on 05/19/2007
Most people do not believe in 1950's sci-fi as being good. This is another example of a great 50's sci-fi pic. Original, horrifying, adventurous. It has it all. It is dated, but that does not stop it from showing us a very very small man.
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gideon43 - wrote on 05/28/2010
Just a quick note to Eddie Murphy on the proposed Incredible Shrinking Man remake, don't, please don't.
The original is an incredibly poignant science fiction masterpiece.
At the core of this movie is an ordinary mans battle with inner turmoil, shame and even humiliation as his life drastically changes.
The all so real (in 1950s America) threat of Nuclear destruction and the aftermath of radiation poisoning often visited in Sci Fi movies of that decade (Them, Tarantula, Creature From the Black Lagoon) serves as an uneasy and subliminal backdrop.
Highly imaginative special effects compliment a cracking story, which is overflowing with tension, wonderment and suspense.
Dealing with the question of mans existence, the Incredible Shrinking man is a deep and rewardingly philosophical …
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