Twilight Zone: The Movie
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Plays much like a traditional vaudeville card, what with its tantalizing teaser opening followed by three sketches of increasing quality, all building up to a socko headline act."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"...a flabby, mini-minded behemoth..."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Where does it land? A fifth dimension beyond that known to most films. The middle ground between wowing & worthless, between so great & so what, and it lies between the pits of recklessly fatal hubris and the very summit of spirited genre filmmaking."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"TV show is much better; some mature themes, violence."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"...doesn't quite capture the magic of the old television series, but it makes a good stab at trying."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The others have a comic strip zeal which makes them intensely watchable, but ultimately it's left to Mad Max wizard Miller to steal the show."
‑ , Time Out
"Miller [leaves] no doubt that he was the finest stylist to emerge in the early 80s, with a sense of narrative rhythm linked to visual development that is wholly original and ravishing."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A bland and lazy rehash of the best episodes of the series..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The last two segments are genuine bits of magnificence"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Like all anthology films, this one has its high and low points, and not where you'd expect."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The surprising thing is, the two superstar directors are thoroughly routed by two less-known directors whose previous credits have been horror and action pictures."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Only one thing about Twilight Zone: The Movie still haunts us today, and it wasn't intentional."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"If the first half completely lost us, the second effortlessly added a few more sleepless nights to our tally."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"A frightfully lopsided omnibus that begins with two wretched episodes by John Landis and Steven Spielberg and finishes with an engrossing pair by Joe Dante and George Miller."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"a roller-coaster homage to adolescence."
‑ Keith Breese,
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