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A resident of 23rd-century Earth becomes involved in a revolution after discovering the hidden truth about society's rulers in director John Boorman's sci-fi drama. Sean Connery plays Zed, the central rebel, who begins the film as a member of the Exterminators, a band of skilled assassins who exact a reign of terror over the lesser Brutals. The Exterminators answer only to their god, a gigantic stone image known as Zardoz. Haunted by doubt about Zardoz's true divinity, Zed chooses to investigate. His disbelief is confirmed when the god proves to be a fraudulent tool of the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"This is simply not your everyday sci-fi/fantasy flick."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Pretty contrived sci-fi with leathery Sean Connery."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Visually dated, but definitely worth a look."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"Magnificently sensational. Love it!"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ‹berCinť
"a mythically inspired, goofy cinematic debacle so fundamentally misconceived and laughably executed that it takes on a bizarre enjoyment quality all its own"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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