Twilight Zone: The Movie
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Based on the popular television series created by Rod Serling, this film of horror and the supernatural tells four separate stories--each by a different director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. In one, a bigot is taught a lesson when he is transported to experience the lives of three different victims of prejudice and intolerance. Another takes a trip to an old-age home where the arrival of a special man turns some of the residents into youthful people once again. In the third, a woman befriends a timid young child who turns out to be a maniacal brat with bizarre… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

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"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, Suite101.com
"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, Mania.com
"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, Filmcritic.com
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