Zardoz Reviews

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December 16, 2019
For me, it achieves something that 2001, with all its light shows and gimmicks, did not, a satisfactory conclusion.
October 2, 2019
[Zardoz] demonstrates how one can make a cheap sci-fi flick look like a cheap sci-fi flick by using mirrors and prisms as substitutes for imagination.
March 27, 2019
... pretentious sludge with some memorable visuals.
March 27, 2019
You have to hand it to John Boorman. When he's brilliant, he's brilliant (Point Blank, Deliverance) but when he's terrible, he's really terrible.
March 27, 2019
Boorman's finest film is a wonderfully eccentric and visually exciting sci-fi quest.
March 27, 2019
Probably John Boorman's most underrated film-an impossibly ambitious and pretentious but also highly inventive, provocative, and visually striking SF adventure.
March 27, 2019
"There's less to this than meets the eye."
March 27, 2019
Whatever your verdict, you'll agree that Sean Connery compels attention...
April 2, 2018
Such a wildly ambitious misfire that you can't help but root for it, or at least feel some twisted sense of affection for it.
September 13, 2016
Weird, fatuous and tedious fantasy futuristic sci-fi cult film.
June 21, 2010
While it can't hope to achieve its grand ambitions, it's smart, it has some sharp dialogue, and the surrealism-on-a-shoestring visuals are undeniably striking.
February 20, 2009
Zardoz is a futuristic, metaphysical and anthropological drama testing John Boorman in three creative areas. The results: direction, good; script, a brilliant premise which unfortunately washes out in climactic sound and fury; and production, outstanding.
July 29, 2007
July 13, 2006
Pretty contrived sci-fi with leathery Sean Connery.
March 18, 2006
February 9, 2006
The script gradually falls apart into a mess of philosophical pottage under the whimsically pretentious Tolkien influence. But visually the film remains a sparkling display of fireworks, brilliantly shot and directed.
February 1, 2006
August 14, 2005
Magnificently sensational. Love it!
July 1, 2005
May 9, 2005
As an exercise in futuristic abstractions, Zardoz... is science-fiction that rarely succeeds in fulfilling its ambitious promises.
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