Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 24, 1983
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Twilight Zone: The Movie suffers from the typical anthology-film highs and lows; thankfully, the former outnumber the latter.

Variety Staff

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

...a flabby, mini-minded behemoth...

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Nick Rogers

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A bland and lazy rehash of the best episodes of the series...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Simon Miraudo

Only one thing about Twilight Zone: The Movie still haunts us today, and it wasn't intentional.

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Rob Vaux

If the first half completely lost us, the second effortlessly added a few more sleepless nights to our tally.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Four stories by four directors, Spielberg, Landis, Dante and Miller, a great collection of directors and a neat selection of spooky tales. This is actually a… More
Jason Calvin
I'd say that this didn't age well, but I can't imagine it was ever any good in the first place. I usually like stuff like this, this one is just… More
Alex roy
Effective horror anthology, Twilight Zone-The Movie is a memorable horror film that ranks among the finest of anthologies. This type of horror film is hard to… More
Sajin P A
1st Segment : 2.5/5 2nd Segment : 2/5 (Directed by Spielberg !!!) 3rd Segment : 1.5/5 4th Segment : 3/5
Lucas Martins
Not better that the original series and sometimes boring, but The Twilight Zone: The Movie is a nice and entertaining bizzare movie very surrealist and kinda… More
Aj V
I love The Twilight Zone, it's one of my favourite shows, so when I heard about this movie, I just had to see it, since then it's been one of my… More