Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

"Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." These opening words of Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel make an effective and short summary of a haunting, funny film. For the screen, director George Roy Hill faithfully renders… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

provocative

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting, if not fully realized, version of the Vonnegut novel.

Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The film captures the essence of the book even while diverging from it. Vonnegut himself always claimed to be extremely pleased with it.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

The best of the Vonnegut adaptations

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Embora consiga se manter fiel à trama e à estrutura narrativa do fabuloso livro de Vonnegut, falha por não ter força dramática e por captar apenas parcialmente a intensa mensagem anti-belicista da obra original.

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Carlos Magalhães
An interesting sci-fi, but which fails by only hinting at some philosophical ideas and not going deeper into them. The narrative is always fluid, with elegant… More
Melvin White
Billy Pilgrim: It's time for me to be dead for a little while. And then live again. I give you the Tralfamadorian greeting: Hello. Farewell. Hello.… More
Jim Hunter
World War II vet Billy Pilgrim time-jumps throughout his life on Earth and on Tralfamadore. In the list of unfilmable books I thought that Kurt Vonnegut's… More
AJ Verser
This just goes to show how not all books can be adapted to film. This movie is a mess, and boring one at that. Stay away from it, and read the book instead.
Randy Tippy
Like Kurt Vonnegut's novel, <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> blurs the line between fantasy and reality, intermingling the two until they're… More
Curtis Lilly
Yet another shining example of a 70's movie trying to be weird. They always end up impossible to pay attention to.