THX 1138 Synopsis
An individual (Robert Duvall) flees his future world of outlawed love and robotic pain-prod police.
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Film Threat

Enough about the CGI tweaking, is this film really Lucas's unloved masterpiece? The film that got lost in the shadow of "American...
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80

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Testament to the emergence of a visually masterful filmmaker, capable of ingenious, low-tech special effects.
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75

Boston Globe

For someone wanting to get noticed as a filmmaker, George Lucas couldn't have done much better than THX 1138, his 1971 feature debut that...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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A nice gift for science fiction fans.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's strength is not in its story but in its unsettling and weirdly effective visual and sound style. (Review of Original Release)
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The surprising thing about George Lucas's first feature (1971), a dystopian SF parable now digitally enhanced and expanded by five minutes,...
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
It's not a question of Lucas' right to revamp his own work -- the movie simply was much better without these absurd additions.
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Reportedly, Lucas has been tinkering with this "director's cut" for nearly two years, so its sound and visual elements -- which were fairly...
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Slow sci-fi drama for die-hard Lucas fans only.
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