With Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton, Sally Anne Newton, Niall Buggy, Bosco Hogan
Directed by John Boorman

This very strange futuristic movie with a Wizard Of Oz Twist sees a world ruled by oppression and myths taken as law. Guns are used without restraint. Connery plays a man who starts questioning all of that which is supposed to be accepted as he journeys towards the truth. Bizarre and trippy at times, this is not your run of the mill sci-fi movie. Sometimes subtle, on other occasions more blatant, Boorman likes to incorporate a mind-altering state, be it magic, chemical or natural - it happens here as well. Strange movie that has dated a bit, but is still interesting to watch.

4 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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