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Slaughterhouse Five, 1972

Slaughterhouse Five
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Written by: Stephen Geller
Language:  English, German
Country:  USA
Runtime:  104 min
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The mood of Slaughterhouse Five is clever, contemplative, and atmospheric. The plot centers around an assassination, benign aliens, and time travel. It features dark humor and satire. Slaughterhouse Five is a drama, sci-fi, and war movie. Stylistically, it is nonlinear, is a film in a film, and is episodic. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. Slaughterhouse Five is set in Philadelphia and New England. It happens in the 1900s and in the future. It is based on a book. Slaughterhouse Five is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it includes brief nudity, profanity, and violent content.

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Slaughterhouse Five (1972)

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George Roy Hill's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's whimsical antiwar black comedy--an immensely popular... more

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Language: English, German
Country: USA
Release date: 15 March 1972
Runtime: 104 min

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Michael Sacks Michael Sacks As Billy Pilgrim
Ron Leibman Ron Leibman As Paul Lazzaro
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Although I was impressed with this movies ability to translate the rather sketchy time scheme of the book into an understandable visual story the rest of the movie was very disappointing. Michael Sacks gave a rather lackluster performance, never...
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05.January.2011 |  by: Hollissima
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Followed the book, which I recently read, well. It entertaining and funny. Worth the rental
20.September.2010 |  by: felixxx999
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Major fans of Kurt Vonnegut will watch this movie regardless of any review anyone might write (mainly because they're likely very cynical), so this is mainly for people who don't know anything about Kurt Vonnegut, or don't feel strongly about him....
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09.February.2010 |  by: Ix
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Not a bad adaptation--but then, not a good one, either. "Slaughterhouse-Five" the novel is not the easiest text to start from, so considering the source matierial, this film is passable. Some of the parts that had to be skimped (the future zoo...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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