Zardoz (1974)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2001
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weird, fatuous and tedious fantasy futuristic sci-fi cult film.

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Gregory Weinkauf

Magnificently sensational. Love it!

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a mythically inspired, goofy cinematic debacle so fundamentally misconceived and laughably executed that it takes on a bizarre enjoyment quality all its own

Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is simply not your everyday sci-fi/fantasy flick.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Pretty contrived sci-fi with leathery Sean Connery.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Visually dated, but definitely worth a look.

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Carlos Magalh„es
An underrated futuristic social satire that is definitely self-indulgent but also more thought-provoking and smart than it appears to be, while its mind-blowing… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Cocaine+hippie propaganda: this.
Greg S
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Daniel Hetteix
So this is what happens when you give a director free reign after they make a really good film about rape, kayaking and banjo-playing. You get, apparently,… More
Aj V
This is the weirdest sci-fi movie of the 70s, I think. The story is confusing until the end, and then you realize it was really stupid anyway. I hated it.
Dean McKenna
Really strange and weird vision of a future world.