Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      The Medusa Touch

      PG 1978 1h 50m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 73% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A French detective (Lino Ventura) asks a psychiatrist (Lee Remick) about an Englishman (Richard Burton) with the power to cause disaster. Read More Read Less

      Where to Watch

      The Medusa Touch

      Prime Video

      Rent The Medusa Touch on Prime Video, or buy it on Prime Video.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (4) Critics Reviews
      Eddie Harrison ...fondly remembered for it's cheesy, wayward quality, there's a surprisingly outré film buried within... Rated: 4/5 Feb 27, 2021 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service Yes, it's telekinectics time again, children. Jul 8, 2019 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 3/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 19, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (73) audience reviews
      Ben T Films such as these were hugely popular in the 70's and this is a great example. Richard Burton plays a novelist who has the power to cause disasters with the power of his mind. Lee Remick plays his doctor who disbelieves him at first until he proves it by bringing down an aeroplane. Burtons's career was on a downward spiral by this time but he still manages a good performance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Mr P Great fun. Burton is immense Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review Audience Member Overall, if you are in the mood looking for a classic-style detective story with a bonus cup of horror, add this film to your watchlist.  With a pleasing atmosphere and a pace that keeps viewers guessing as well as invested, The Medusa Touch tells a remarkable story with fun performances, a creative filming style, and impressive visuals.  Sure, the reveals surrounding the finale are predictable, but the final moments are certainly not expected.  In the end, I found myself entertained by this cinematic classic from the late 70s. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I would have rated this movie higher. What I did not like about it was two unresolved plot lines that should have been resolved or at least some kind of explanation be given the audience. -Who or what was "L" that was that Burton wrote in his diary? -Who was the stranger that his publisher observed him meet and converse with on a park bench for over 3 hours? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review marco b Richard Burton stars as John Morlar, an author with telekinesis, who uses his power to cause those in power to suffer. The film is brilliant in some ways as it speaks to how ordinary people may use extraordinary abilities. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I have a lot of nostalgic feelings towards this film but still think it holds up really well. Some of the effects are a bit hokey but Richard burton holds the screen and his charisma elevates this to a great movie. Would give it 4.5 stars if I could, it's not 5 star, so it has to be 4 stars Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      The Medusa Touch

      My Rating


      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A French detective (Lino Ventura) asks a psychiatrist (Lee Remick) about an Englishman (Richard Burton) with the power to cause disaster.
      Jack Gold
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      1h 50m
      Most Popular at Home Now