Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

1983

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

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18%

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Total Count: 11

36%

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Originally shown in 3-D, this sci-fi adventure from Canada tells the story of how the title hero, a sort of intergalactic bounty hunter, and his female teen-aged sidekick save a trio of women from the villainous mutant who holds them captive.

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Critic Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

  • A muddled science fiction tale.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Don Peretta

    Time Out
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  • It attempts so much that it will probably remind you of at least a dozen other pirate, gladiator, horror and science-fiction stories, because its own plot is none too distinctive and is seriously overcrowded.

    Aug 30, 2004
  • With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • At least nobody will have to stand in line to see this film now that the third Star Wars has opened: Spacehunter is not nearly as good as Return of the Jedi, and it's clearly intended for the same audience.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The producers in their infinite wisdom decided to release it five days before the single most anticipated science fiction epic of all time.

    May 22, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

  • Sep 06, 2010
    If you're a big fan of either Molly Ringwald or 80s sci-fi movies in general, I highly recommend this movie. I loved it, it has a good story, good actors, and it's fun. Of course it isn't one of the best sci-fi movies of the 80s, but I love it anyway.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2010
    With a small known cast of Ernie Hudson, Molly Ringwald and a well hidden Michael Ironside this sci-fi film starts off nicely with pretty good looking spaceships, land transports, costumes and a quirky neat feel that reminds you of 'The Ice Pirates' and a gentle 'Mad Max 3'. Unfortunatley the film starts to slide badly from the midway point and loses its reasonable sensible side to become a silly and tacky...almost barbarian type film with amazonian women and dragon type water creatures to a stupid looking evil villian that Clive Barker may have stolen for the Channard Cenobite idea in 'Hellraiser 2' .
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2009
    cheese with a capital c.
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 19, 2009
    Peter Strauss, interplanetary adventurer and 15 year old Molly Ringwald team up to defeat the Forbidden Zone - a planet with all sorts of evil beings. I found this a really corny movie, although who knew that Molly acted in science fiction movies?
    Red L Super Reviewer

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