THX 1138 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

THX 1138 Reviews

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October 5, 2004
A scrupulously crafted vision of benevolent oppressiveness, THX 1138 exudes a creamy hypnotism and resonates strongly.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 19, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2004
chilling and inventive
| Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
In spite of its flaws, THX 1138 holds up remarkably well.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 14, 2004
One of the slowest and most deliberately minimalist science fiction films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2004
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.
September 13, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
September 11, 2004
It's an impressively unified vision, with sterile set design, a wonderfully crisp and creepy sound design by Walter Murch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 11, 2004
Valuable in illustrating what stylish imagination without much cash can accomplish for starters, even in California.
September 10, 2004
Meditative and downbeat rather than crowd-pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2004
This new, highly polished upgrade is a nice gift for science fiction fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2004
An impressive accomplishment -- sadly tarnished in this new release by Lucas' mania towards tweaking his old films with the latest special-effects technology.
September 10, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
One of those rare titles that has improved with age.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2004
The most remarkable thing about THX 1138 is its unsettling sound design, pieced together by Lucas and Walter Murch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2004
The movie's strength is not in its story but in its unsettling and weirdly effective visual and sound style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2004
an instant classic of dystopic angst
| Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2004
...while hardly a world-beating movie, it is certainly worth a look, if only for its atmosphere and, well, its look.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 9, 2004
May be a naively simple variation on that other George-Orwell-but it remains a dazzling triumph of creativity and style over financial limitations.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2004
If Star Wars was Lucas' vision of a Buck Rogers future, THX 1138 is his mordantly funny Metropolis.
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