Westworld

Westworld
Westworld
  • PG-13
  • 1h 28m
  • 1973
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Welcome to the adult playground designed to cater to any fantasy, where life-like robots are programmed for romance ... violence ... anything--a place called Westworld. Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) come for a vacation in this simulated Wild West, complete with dance hall girls, free-for-all bar fights and shoot-outs--all safe and harmless. But when Blane dies after being shot by a robot (Academy Award winner Yul Brenner), Martin discovers that something has gone very wrong: The human operators are all dead, and the robots are now killing the guests in this science fiction thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton ("ER," Jurassic Park).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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

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

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Fresh

Priceless sci-fi schlock.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

Great stuff.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Fresh

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

June 21, 2017
Espinof
Mikel Zorrilla
Fresh

An interesting sci-fi movie that does a great job with the approach proposed by Crichton and has Y...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Classic man-vs.-machine adventure is funny but violent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Westworld is an early entry in what is now a popular man-vs.-the-machine franchise. Set in a modern-day, fabricated Old West resort populated by male vacationers, the film satirizes macho values when its two "tenderfoot" heroes attempt to fit in with the brawling, gun-slinging faux cowboys of long ago. Given a PG rating when it was released in 1973 before the MPAA's PG-13 was established, Westworld includes much more graphic violence than is standard for the current PG tag. Throughout the movie, with a larger-than-life, often-comic tone, both human and robotic characters are stalked, threatened, shot, stabbed, burned, and, in one instance, melted from acid thrown in the face. Blood flows freely. Suspense is high. The only females in the cast are either prostitutes or love objects. Drinking and smoking occur in numerous scenes as part of the fantasized culture.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
  • Release Date:November 21, 1973
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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