Altered States Reviews

August 22, 2019
Ken Russell's movie can be quickly forgotten. Many other horror movies arrive to our screens with more imagination and more modesty. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 16, 2014
No character -- including William Hurt in the central role -- is even vaguely likable, and the mawkish ending is a laugh. In the Russell tradition, there are brilliant flashes on an overwrought trip to nowhere.
August 8, 2012
The film's too aggressively enjoyable to be completely dismissed, though the ending is risible -- I preferred it when this finale was later reconfigured and reused in a-ha's music video for "Take On Me."
July 23, 2010
As the proceedings briskly fly, the silliness of the entire endeavor becomes more readily apparent.
June 6, 2007
[Director Russell] fails to bring any clarity to the silly affair.
July 29, 2005
March 10, 2003
An uneasy blend of the extreme visuals of director Ken Russell and the bloated dramaturgy of writer Paddy Chayefsky.