• Westworld (2004)


Release Date: January 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 1998

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin's escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality.

Cast: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken, Michael T. Mikler

Director: Michael Crichton

Genres: Science Fiction

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Suspenseful, Intense, Underdog, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Vincent CanbyThe New York Times

    Crichton the director seems to have had more fun with the film than Crichton the writer, whose screenplay can offer us no better explanation for the sudden, bloody robot rebellion than an epidemic of "central mechanism psychosis." show more

  • 80

    The sight of Brynner walking indestructibly toward the camera, all in black, his eyes cold and unerring like a couple of silver bullets, is as haunting as any screen bogeyman. show more

  • 100

    Westworld is an excellent film, which combines solid entertainment, chilling topicality, and superbly intelligent serio-comic story values. Michael Crichton's original script is as superior as his direction. show more

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