Movie Review: Westworld (1973)

Festival Reviews

Westworld (1973)
Classic Film Review
Directed by Michael Crichton
Starring: Yul Brynner and Richard Benjamin

by Mike Peters


In the future, there will be extravagant amusement parks for adults that will cater to every whim and fantasy imagined. John (James Brolin) and Peter (Richard Benjamin) are two of the guests visiting one of the three parks offered. For a thousand dollars a day, John and Peter decide to visit Westworld where they can kill, fight and fornicate with machines disguised as humans. However, things do not go as planned and the machines begin to act irrationally which, as a result, threatens the very existence of every human being at the resort.


Many people have pointed out numerous flaws with this film and I will be the first to agree with them. This film is not perfect. There are many plot holes and the acting is amateurish (even campy)…

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