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THX 1138 Reviews

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January 18, 2013
The empty space surrounding the vulnerable man emphasizes the exertion involved rather than the goal of escape: like the hologram who came to life because he wanted to, THX finally achieves his humanity by an assertion of will.
January 1, 2011
Slow sci-fi drama for die hard Lucas fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2009
Tedious pacing contributes to the confusing nature of the movie, but George Lucas' restored "THX-1138" is essential viewing to distinguish his artistic vision before he transformed Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 5, 2007
Meditative and downbeat rather than crowd-pleasing, the film includes a few sequences that suggest the direction Lucas career later took.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2007
With political paternalism rampant at both extremes of the spectrum, Lucas is onto something. In any case, we'll know for sure in about a generation.
November 2, 2006
Enhancing the film with special effects and a clearer presentation, Lucas has turned something that was relatively unwatchable into something that can endure as a sci-fi classic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
Visually it is often extraordinary, with Lucas playing on perspectives and dislocations throughout, nowhere more brilliantly than in the 'prison' represented by a limbo of whiteness that seems to stretch as far as the eye can see.
December 6, 2005
Masterpiece? I'd hazard to say so, for as much of what it says to what it leaves to the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 27, 2005
A high concept window in on the direction George Lucas could have gone.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2005
The general bleakness of the film, its themes and the author's youthful anger could not be erased with digital technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 9, 2005
I have a good many reservations about the film's ideas, but they are greatly outweighed by my admiration for a technical virtuosity that by fair means and foul achieves exceptional emotional intensity at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2005
THX 1138 shows that Lucas was once interested in letting actors act, and in letting the audience think for themselves. It reveals just how much his technological toys have crippled him as a storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2004
Lucas' bleak debut is a film markedly dissimilar from his more famous trilogy.
October 7, 2004
It's colorization in sheep's clothing--don't you be duped into thinking otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2004
Neglected on its initial release, this now stands as a classic science fiction movie and one of the most remarkable debuts of the 70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2004
The thought put into the world of THX 1138 clearly shows a respect for the audience who crave to know more than just basic plot and character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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