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  Westworld Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
6.92 /10
Richard Benjamin , Yul Brynner , James Brolin
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Directed by: Michael Crichton
Written by: Michael Crichton

Released: 1973
Origin: US
Length: 89

An urban wimp of the near future (Richard Benjamin) fantasises about being a cowboy, and a holiday to Westworld provides him with the opportunity to live out his fantasy and shoot android bad guys, at no risk to himself. Unfortunately, one android (Yul Brynner) begins stalking him in earnest.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The picture satirises modern man's search for vicarious experience, in a way that's clever, funny and gripping, despite a low budget. Brynner, revelling in his own inexpressiveness, was never more suitably cast. It's an exciting science fiction, and its notion of an implacable android had a big influence on later movies, such as The Terminator. The sequel, Futureworld (1976), wasn’t bad either; and Crichton recycled his idea of a theme park that goes out of control, in his novel and screenplay Jurassic Park (1993).

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