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Westworld (1973)

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic man-vs.-machine adventure is funny but violent.

Movie PG 1973 88 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


I watched this film and it has blood spraying pooling and dripping I would give it a 17+ but the blood is extremely fake and there's a low carnage count

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Too much violence

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Still surprisingly effective given the primitive nature of the visual effects, Westworld is a clever hybrid of sci-fi and old-time Western. This film's impact, with its fledgling robotics and simple story, relies upon humor, surprise, and some startlingly bloody visuals of death and destruction. It's best for older kids who are familiar with exaggerated (perhaps intentionally laughable) point-blank kills by gunfire, blood-spurting swordplay, and life-and-death suspense. The movie is the offspring of Frankenstein and the forerunner of many other films that show a genius creator threatened by his creation. Notably, writer-director Michael Crichton followed this movie with Jurassic Park -- first a book, then a classic movie in which an ambitious industrialist creates another manufactured resort ... with dinosaurs. Westworld was a box office winner in 1973 and has retained a strong fan base ever since.

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