The Terminal Man
The Terminal Man (1974)

In this sci-fi thriller, based on a novel by Michael Crichton, a scientist decides to be the lab rat in an experimental surgery to control his violent tendencies. During the surgical procedure, a miniature computer is implanted in his head.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 19, 1974
DVD Release Date: August 31, 1994
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Time Out

A thoughtful and unusually pessimistic sci-fi pic.

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TV Guide

An aimless and unexciting science-fiction story.

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An intriguing premise, and Segal's strong central performance (a break from the light comedies he became famous for in the 1970s) makes up for workmanlike direction.

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Nora Sayre
New York Times

While this movie seems unsalvageable, it might have had some punch if we'd been told more about the Segal character's past, before his operation.

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Empire Magazine

Hodges takes a cool, detached approach, designing most scenes in monochrome with disturbing flesh-colours, and manages to make Segal's semi-android a strangely sympathetic monster.

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Jeremy Heilman

By the time The Terminal Man reaches its tragic ending, it has succeeded in the dubious achievement of making us view its subject as dispassionately as any clinician.

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Based on a novel by Michael Crichton. If "The Terminal Man" has one fault, it is the general slowness of the plot. Even though the audience is paid in… More
Anthony Valletta
Not as good as the book, but does have a few moments here and there.