Monthly Archives: February 1979


Robert Altman’s frustrating and maddening attempt at science fiction is more of a curiosity than a necessity. Paul Newman stars as a nomad who travels to a colony of survivors during a futuristic ice age (filmed in Montreal), and there discovers a deadly game called “quintet” in which the only way to win is to kill the other players. Bizarre, off-putting and perplexing as all-get-out.

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