"At first I was thinking that it was one of those movies I should be stoned to appreciate, and then it sunk in that I was getting stoned just watching it."
— P. Z. Myers, Pharyngula
"John Boorman’s Zardoz is a genuinely quirky movie, a trip into a future that seems ruled by perpetually stoned set decorators. ... The movie is an exercise in self-indulgence (if often an interesting one) by Boorman, who more or less had carte blanche to do a personal project after his immensely successful Deliverance."
"Get ready for Zardoz, the only movie that manages to be both unbearably tedious and completely fucking insane all at the same time!"
"What you're looking at is the line between genius and insanity. Actually, the line is slightly out of focus, BEING DANCED ON BY A SCOTSMAN IN RED LINGERIE!"
— Noah Antwiler on Sean Connery's costume
Um, it was The Seventies, and I was doing a lot of drugs. Frankly, even I'm not entirely sure what parts of the movie are about."
— John Boorman
Now some films make little sense, like Pocket Ninjas. And some are confusing, like Halloween III. But Zardoz goes one step further. It truly is the most bizarre film I have ever seen, and that's just one of the many reasons that it's piss-funny. You really have to see it to believe it.