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      Twilight Zone: The Movie

      PG 1983 1 hr. 42 min. Sci-Fi List
      60% 42 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      The Twilight Zone: The Movie suffers from the typical anthology-film highs and lows; thankfully, the former outnumber the latter.

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      Bryan P This movie had a real impact on me as a kid. The stories I didn't like when I first saw it are my favorite now. And the tragedy with Vic Morrow, what a horrible thing for John Landis to deal with let alone Vic's and the 2 children's friends and family. But as far as the film goes, it stands the test of time, it's still entertaining and scary now. It has fun moments, heartfelt moments and super scary moments. I think it's a great film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Jeff M Like most anthology movies, this is a mixed bag. Landis' first segment about abigot learning a hard lesson about prejudice has an admittedly intriguing concept that would be interesting to see explored in a more serious endeavor, but it feels totally out of place and frankly in bad taste here. And it's virtually impossible to watch it without thinking of the death of Morrow and two children during filming. Spielberg's second segment about senior citizens re-experiencing their youth in a nursing home is rather bland and overly sentimental with incredibly grating child performances. Dante's third segment is my personal favorite - a cinematic funhouse about a young boy who literally gets whatever he wants. It feels like every Tim Burton movie ever made was thrown into a food processor, especially BEETLEJUICE. The production design is phenomenal, and it truly feels like a cartoon has come to life. Miller's final segment about a doomed airplane flight is a close second place, and it is the one part of the film that truly feels frightening. Lithgow is sensational here, and there are wonderful moments of humor thrown in amongst the turbulence. A prologue and epilogue featuring Dan Aykroyd also nicely bookend everything in between. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review randumb2020 I remember watching this for the first time on the big screen as a kid. I've watched it a few more times over the years since then including recently. If you're a fan of The Twilight Zone you should enjoy this. It pretty much faithfully recreates some classic episodes in this anthology. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/10/23 Full Review Steven L Regardless of the tragedy that happened behind the scenes of this movie. The first segment (the one where the tragedy happened) isn't THAT bad, as it's the only original segment of the movie. However, the rest of the movie isn't that bad. However, I think if they could have come up with an original idea for an entire movie it would have been better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/28/23 Full Review MR WALTER'S TRANSFORMERS Official A Good Movie Needs to be Way Up! It's totally a classic Film! "Wanna See something really scary"! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/17/23 Full Review bradley h Great opportunity missed. The popularity of the seminal t.v. series ensured a willing audience eager to watch the beloved production with a Hollywood budget. Some of the biggest names in Tinseltown were pegged to direct an episode of their choice. 4 of the top directors would each get their shot at once more taking us beyond time and space. The weekly series brought t.v. audiences some of the finest and unique moments in television history. Even the opening of the show with a suave and cool emcee was groundbreaking. With cigarette in hand, Mr. Serling delivered a philosophical opening of another tale from the 5th dimention. Now, we'd get to see it on the big screen. What they delivered was little more than lesser reruns from the 1950's program. None of them feel fresh or original. Just catch the ol' 'Twilight Zone' on TVLand and save yourself 2 hours. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ed Siegel Boston Globe Twilight Zone: The Movie fails because it tries to blend the spirit of the TV show into a medium whose spirit has evolved away from subtle storytelling. The result is like trying to merge a Wagner opera with a Debussy sonata. May 2, 2018 Full Review Michael Blowen Boston Globe The problem is not only that the film is divided into four short stories but that each director only gives us a 25% effort. May 2, 2018 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Plays much like a traditional vaudeville card, what with its tantalizing teaser opening followed by three sketches of increasing quality, all building up to a socko headline act. May 18, 2008 Full Review John Ferguson Radio Times It was Australian George Miller, responsible for cult hit Mad Max and its sequels, who produced the one truly scary section of this feature-length stab at Rod Serling's classic TV series. Rated: 3/5 Apr 4, 2024 Full Review Phil Edwards Starburst An entertaining fright work, slickly made, amusing and scary by turns. Aug 1, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins As with any anthology film, some episodes are better than others. Rated: 6/10 Sep 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight.
      Director
      John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller, Frank Marshall
      Executive Producer
      Frank Marshall
      Screenwriter
      John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Melissa Mathison
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 15, 2008
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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