Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)




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Originally shown in 3-D, this sci-fi adventure from Canada tells the story of how the title hero, a sort of intergalactic bounty hunter, and his female teen-aged sidekick save a trio of women from the villainous mutant who holds them captive.

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Ernie Hudson
as Washington
Michael Ironside
as Overdog McNabb
Beeson Carroll
as Grandma Patterson
Reggie Bennett
as Barracuda Leader
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Critic Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

A muddled science fiction tale.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It attempts so much that it will probably remind you of at least a dozen other pirate, gladiator, horror and science-fiction stories, because its own plot is none too distinctive and is seriously overcrowded.

August 30, 2004

Although it presents a handful of enjoyable ideas, it falls very short of crafting any notable contributions to the genre.

September 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Intelligent, original, and entertaining. [Full Review in Spanish]

February 11, 2020 | Full Review…

With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

If you're a big fan of either Molly Ringwald or 80s sci-fi movies in general, I highly recommend this movie. I loved it, it has a good story, good actors, and it's fun. Of course it isn't one of the best sci-fi movies of the 80s, but I love it anyway.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

With a small known cast of Ernie Hudson, Molly Ringwald and a well hidden Michael Ironside this sci-fi film starts off nicely with pretty good looking spaceships, land transports, costumes and a quirky neat feel that reminds you of 'The Ice Pirates' and a gentle 'Mad Max 3'. Unfortunatley the film starts to slide badly from the midway point and loses its reasonable sensible side to become a silly and tacky...almost barbarian type film with amazonian women and dragon type water creatures to a stupid looking evil villian that Clive Barker may have stolen for the Channard Cenobite idea in 'Hellraiser 2' .

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Peter Strauss, interplanetary adventurer and 15 year old Molly Ringwald team up to defeat the Forbidden Zone - a planet with all sorts of evil beings. I found this a really corny movie, although who knew that Molly acted in science fiction movies?

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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