James Coburn's character at an outdoor restuarant scene. Donald Sutherland's spec-less character making a big mistake getting caught on the ridge of a grassy few-tree hill and of cause Steve McQueen's character with his heroic motor-bike escapade through enemy occupied countryside for an attempt for freedom. Boy it shows one segment of an escaping character to the next. Some makes it to freedom, some don't. This film is well acted and superbly directed. Among my top ten all-time list regardless of genre.
A classic slasher film.. one of the greats....
reason why I love this movie is because the plot could really happen. A psycho could bust loose from a psych ward and do the things Michael does. this movie scared me
This is a rare case of a very misleading plot summary by the Hound. Duval's and Sutherland's characters are secondary at best. This is the story of a German officer (Caine) punished for defying SS officers rounding up Jews, who is offered a chance to redeem himself and his squad by taking on the mission of killing Churchill. It's a good yarn, nowhere near as good as Sturges' best, but deserves and accurate summary.
Though I'm sure not many people have heard of this flick, I would argue that it stands as the single best of all of Charlton Heston's performances on screen. He fully inhabits the title role and plays it with an understated realism rarely seen in the rest of his work. The character of Will Penny is no larger-than-life epic hero, he's just a man with a man's failings, and Heston beautifully conveys Penny's awkwardness and fear of commitment as well as his strength and courage. Heston was never better.
One of the Best Lucas films ever
Reviewed by lrademac07 for THX 1138 at 2008-04-14 13:36:03
I've seen THX1138 more times than I've seen Star Wars. I feel it is one of the best Lucas Films ever. Sometimes I wish Lucas should of expounded on this movie and made sequels or variations of it as he did the Star Wars Saga.
Remastered version looks amazing...
Reviewed by KHL for THX 1138 at 2008-03-24 16:30:34
I never saw the original THX before this version came out. Lucas did 'remake' some parts of it, ala the re-release of the original Star Wars Trilogy. Whether you agree with that or not, this movie looks and sounds amazing (see the interesting interview with the sound designer, evidence of what can be done with just the primitive equipment of 1971!) Lucas' version of the future, with mandatory state administered drugs, God as a spectral image in a phone booth, and all love outlawed. Duvall and Pleasence both deliver fine performances.