Left Header Right Header
Header 3a   Header Right End A Header Right End B Space
Header Left 3b
Movie Reviews Movie Trivia
FREE Membership MatchFlick Friday - Win Free DVDs

Member Login  [help]
Member Trends
 Top 10 List
 Exclusive Interviews
 Horror Club
 Zombie Club
Movie News
 Current News
 News Archives
Message Board
 Go To The Forum
Cool Statistics
 Member Stats
 Trivia Stats
Columns   [more]
 Have You Been Sp...
 But Can She Act?...
 They're Not The ...
 Time Does Fly Wh...
 Column Archives
Popular Movies  [more]
 World War Z
 Mission Impossible 4
 Twilight Breaking Dawn
Popular People  [more]
 Leonardo DiCaprio
 Megan Fox
 Tom Cruise
 Join for FREE
 About MatchFlick
 Privacy Policy
 Guess That Scene
 RSS Feeds
MatchFlick Member Reviews
Twilight Zone: The Movie
2 reviews

review this movie

read all reviews

Movie Details

view all movie information
Directed By
John Landis, Steven Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante

Written By:
John Landis, Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson

Steven Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Kathleen Quinlan, John Lithgow, Billy Mumy, Scatman Crothers, Kevin McCarthy, Bill Quinn, Selma Diamond, John Larroquette, Patricia Barry, William Schallert, Burgess Meredith, Cherie Currie, Nancy Cartwright, Dick Miller, Stephen Bishop, Jeremy Licht, Al Leong, Abbe Lane

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
email this review to a friend

Movie Review by Ron
July 5th, 2007

This review is based on the version I saw...

which happened to be edited for television. The movie starts out with two people (Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks) driving down a deserted highway at night. After that begins the first of four short films directed by the likes of John Landis, Joe Dante, Steven Spielberg, and George Miller.

The first segment was my favorite. It was directed by John Landis. It is about a surly old man (Vic Morrow) who has just been fired from his job. After losing his job he meets up with his "friends" at their usual dive bar. While talking to his friends he manages to insult quite a few different ethnic groups. This sets him up for an interesting trip into the Twilight Zone!

The second part was directed by Steven Spielberg and I found it to be pretty weak. It is the story of a retirement home and how the occupants regain their youth. It was alright I guess. It was just a little too sweet of a story to be grouped along with the other three which were at least suspenseful or scary.

Part three is directed by Joe Dante and is about a young boy whose dreams become reality. The special effects were good for the time, seeing as how they didn't have computers back in 1983. It was weird and creepy with a good story behind it.

The last segment is a remake of the old Twilight Zone episode about the gremlin on the plane. The original starred William Shatner, this has John Lithgow instead. It is directed by George Miller. The gremlin looks scary as it was supposed to. The acting is over the top but still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Bottom Line: I'm sure the unedited version would be better. I would recommend seeing this movie if you were/are a fan of the original Twilight Zone.

email this review to a friend

Comment on this Review:

Sorry, you must be a member to add comments to reviews.

Join or Login.

Subscribe to MatchFlick Movie Reviews through RSS

  Terms of Use | Press | Contact Us
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities | Movie Database | Merchandise

©2004-2017 MatchFlick®. All rights reserved.

Web Analytics