The Bounty (1984)
Critic Consensus: Thanks in large part to its cast, and Anthony Hopkins in particular, The Bounty's retelling of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty is an intelligent, engaging adventure saga.
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Critic Reviews for The Bounty
An intelligent, firstrate, revisionist telling of the famous tale of Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.
It's all a brave try, though Gibson is perhaps not up to the demands of a Christian's progress from naive rating to self-loathing exile, and Donaldson's direction often verges on the stolid.
On the basis of three films, it is now possible to say that the Pacific Ocean is not Dino De Laurentiis's cup of tea.
While no match for the revered classic that earned the Best Picture Academy Award for 1935 (Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton), this is an intelligent retelling that relates the historic mutiny through an altered prism.
Hopkins brilliant perfomance adds complexity to Captain Bligh, and this intense and intelligent historical adventure is the third and best film version of the famous mutiny.
Audience Reviews for The Bounty
One of my fav adventure stories grandly told and with a grand cast. What adventure? Why nothing less than escape from the strictures of civilisation (seduced by what-is-still-the-dream: young, topless, and willing lasses in grass skirts, an adolescent fantasy for the ages, when wasn't this a fantasy?), back when there still was someplace to go to escape. Gibson, Olivier, Day-Lewis (nearly steals the film), and Neeson are all very good, but the film belongs to Hopkins as good ol' Cap'n Bligh, three cheers, men, hip, hip, hooray!
This movie is really good,i thoroughly enjoyed it.
Its interesting and i must say antony hopkins is on top form with brilliant acting from him and the entire cast.
Its a beautifully depicted and well wriitten movie thats worth the watch.
Could have done with less nudity but a good story and its amazing how he survived on that boat with nothing to eat or drink! Doesn't look like Mel Gibson but he was hot so oh well lol!
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