Here are some comments from the film's positive
reviews, according to Rotten Tomatoes:
"[It] is passable, [but] it is not great science fiction. It will feed your sense of wonder but it has so many plot holes it leaves you wishing it were better."
"Solemn, sober and efficient, The Day the Earth Stood Still gets the job done and moves on."
"Where the original film was unpretentious, this version, with Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, is insufferably full of itself, an X-Files episode pumped up to pseudo-cosmic proportions."
"What's never explained is why anyone would do such a dumb remake of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic"