Picks and Pans Review: Altered States
updated 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
William Hurt stars in Ken Russell's bizarre, overwrought, yet occasionally brilliant 1980 film, based on Paddy Chayefsky's 1978 novel. Hurt is cast as a medical school researcher whose mind-warping studies mushroom to dangerous proportions. Blair Brown, Bob Balaban and Charles (Hill Street Blues) Haid co-star.