Slaughterhouse-Five Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1765

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 39

Theatrical Release Date: 03/15/1972

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: R

Director: George Roy Hill

Actors: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Conway

Plot: The story of Billie Pilgrim and how he became unstuck in time: surviving a 1945 Dresden firebombing only to find himself living in three distinct periods of time: in the past as an American POW, the future as zoo resident by the aliens of Tralfamadore and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in New York. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/16/2020

Combining anti-war satire, dark comedy, time travel, and alien abduction, "Slaughterhouse-Five" is a lament on needless violence in the world that still resonates today.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2020

Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time, travelling backwards and forwards between moments in his life including his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II and his time as a zoo exhibit on the alien planet of Tralfamadore.

Kurt Vonnegut’s blackly humorous and surreal semi-autobiographical Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favourite novels and I was curious to see how it would make the transition to the silver screen, particularly in the hands of George Roy Hill whose other projects have included The Sting and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. Unfortunately, stripped of the talents of Newman and Redford Slaughterhouse Five fails to live up to the potential of these genre classics. Michael Sacks lacks the presence and charisma to be the focal point of this surreal …

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travincal - wrote on 2014-05-03 06:13

Billie is a childs name, and Billie Pilgrim acts like one. A sci fi comedy that goes to make you  remember Fry's Futurama. Or, think about the red coat...And perhaps, Solyaris.

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