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Michael Crichton

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About the Movie

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin ("Goodbye, Columbus") opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot, portrayed by Academy Award-winner Yul Brynner ("The King and I", "The Magnificent Seven"), goes berserk. Written and directed by "Jurassic Park" author and "E.R." creator Michael Crichton. With Emmy-winner James Brolin ("Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Hotel") and Dick Van Patten (TV's "Eight is Enough"). Followed by a sequel, "Futureworld".

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [Michael Crichton] makes a creditable debut as a film director. – New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Combines solid entertainment, chilling topicality, and superbly intelligent serio-comic story values. – Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Priceless sci-fi schlock. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Great stuff. – Time Out, Aug 16, 2007

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Customer Reviews

I'm not what you think I am.

Perhaps you saw me in Westworld. I acted like a robotic cowboy. It was my best role, I cannot deny I felt right home deep inside that electronic carcass.

I have a shaved head

My name is Yul Brenner and I am a famous movie star!

Unbelievably Bad

Even when I was 13 I knew this was junk. Hard to imagine that actual adults made this movie, hoping to appeal to other actual adults.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1973

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