Thx 1138 | Full Movie

Thx 1138
  • R
  • 1h 28m
  • 1971
Certified Fresh87%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Before Star Wars, director George Lucas created this haunting vision of the future starring Academy Award winner Robert Duvall. In the 25th century, humans exist in a computer-controlled subterranean world where emotions are outlawed, mind-numbing drugs are mandated and no one has a name, only an alphanumeric designation. But one man, THX 1138 (Duvall), secretly resists his drug regimen and commits the cardinal crime against the state--he experiences love.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: George Lucas' feature debut presents a spare, bleak, dystopian future, and features evocatively minimal set design and creepy sound effects.
Village Voice
William Paul

The empty space surrounding the vulnerable man emphasizes the exertion involved rather than the go...

June 22, 2017
A.D. Murphy

With political paternalism rampant at both extremes of the spectrum, Lucas is onto something. In a...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Visually it is often extraordinary, with Lucas playing on perspectives and dislocations throughout...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Slow sci-fi drama for die-hard Lucas fans only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is a science-fiction film taking place in a future where the government controls human reproduction by banning sexual intercourse. A character watches naked male and female holograms dancing on a viewing console. Nude characters are also shown having sex. Robot cops prod men with poles that seem to electrically shock them. Physical skirmishes take place in the detention center among prisoners.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Cult
  • Release Date:March 5, 1971

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