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THX 1138 Reviews

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A scrupulously crafted vision of benevolent oppressiveness, THX 1138 exudes a creamy hypnotism and resonates strongly.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: A-

October 5, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Austere, cerebral, and sometimes maddeningly cold, it would seem that THX 1138 is the visual and tonal opposite of the space western Star Wars.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

chilling and inventive

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2004
Timothy Knight

In spite of its flaws, THX 1138 holds up remarkably well.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 17, 2004
Rob Blackwelder

One of the slowest and most deliberately minimalist science fiction films ever made.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2004
Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe
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Lucas described THX as 'an artifact from the future,' and we're supposed to struggle for understanding. That's part of its hypnotic undertow.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The whole thing feels like a hypnotic dreamscape, so luminously stark, from its white-on-white abstract sets to the wide-eyed, bald, near catatonic residents of this world.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 13, 2004
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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It's an impressively unified vision, with sterile set design, a wonderfully crisp and creepy sound design by Walter Murch.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

September 11, 2004
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Valuable in illustrating what stylish imagination without much cash can accomplish for starters, even in California.

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September 11, 2004

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Meditative and downbeat rather than crowd-pleasing.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

September 10, 2004
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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This new, highly polished upgrade is a nice gift for science fiction fans.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2004
Marc Mohan

An impressive accomplishment -- sadly tarnished in this new release by Lucas' mania towards tweaking his old films with the latest special-effects technology.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

September 10, 2004
Eric Melin

Robert Duvall is a worker drone in a futuristic nightmare, man. Until he stops taking his pills and sees how groovy the world can be. Trippy.

Full Review Source: Lawrence.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 10, 2004
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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One of those rare titles that has improved with age.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The most remarkable thing about THX 1138 is its unsettling sound design, pieced together by Lucas and Walter Murch.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie's strength is not in its story but in its unsettling and weirdly effective visual and sound style.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2004
Chris Barsanti

an instant classic of dystopic angst

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 10, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...while hardly a world-beating movie, it is certainly worth a look, if only for its atmosphere and, well, its look.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

September 10, 2004
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

May be a naively simple variation on that other George-Orwell-but it remains a dazzling triumph of creativity and style over financial limitations.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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If Star Wars was Lucas' vision of a Buck Rogers future, THX 1138 is his mordantly funny Metropolis.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

September 9, 2004
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