Westworld (1973)

Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong...go wrong...go wrong....Writer/director Michael Crichton has concocted a futuristic "Disneyland for adults", a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, one can indulge in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 21, 1973
DVD Release Date: September 29, 1998
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Yul Brynner gives a memorable performance as a robotic cowboy in this amusing sci-fi/western hybrid.


Combines solid entertainment, chilling topicality, and superbly intelligent serio-comic story values.

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New York Times

[Michael Crichton] makes a creditable debut as a film director.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The central conceit is so flimsy that it's only possible to take it seriously at all by treating it as a metaphor. Which, fortunately, can be done pretty easily,

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Priceless sci-fi schlock.

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Mikel Zorrilla

An interesting sci-fi movie that does a great job with the approach proposed by Crichton and has Yul Brynner as a memorable villain. [Full review in Spanish]

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Classic Man versus Machine adventure is funny but violent.

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Time Out

Great stuff.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

Some cheesy moments (is there a '70s movie that escaped them?) date the film, but Westworld is a fun futuristic thriller.

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Josh Larsen

There is some satire here - the devouring tourist becoming prey - but Crichton just lets the joke sit there, heavy on the screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It takes too long for things to start to finally happen in this dull precursor of Jurassic Park (although everything is quite predictable right from the… More
Daniel Mumby
People always complain about film adaptations of books never living up to the source material, and yet when novelists turn to filmmaking the results are hardly… More
Kevin M. Williams
Writer/director Michael Crichton imagines a future where technology is good enough so that robots resembling humans are indistinguishable from the real McCoy.… More
Aj V
I half liked this movie and I half dislike it. The whole robots going crazy thing is always a plus for me, but I didn't care for much of the actors, and… More
Jens S.
Great premise, but the result did not age well at all.
Conner Rainwater
Probably one of the greatest science fiction premises of all time, the idea of a theme park turning into a death trap is just ingenious. So there's really… More