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.

Movie Info

This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty is based on Richard Hough's novel Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian. The infamous Captain Bligh is as strict a disciplinarian as ever. Mr. Christian, formerly Bligh's friend, becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Bolt, Clive Exton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2000


as Fletcher Christian M...

as Lieutenant William B...

as Admiral Hood

as Captain Greetham

as Churchill

as King Tynah

as Dr. Huggan

as Heywood

as Quintal

as Norton

as Blind Fiddler

as Valentine

as Prosecuting Captain

as Queen Tynah

as Mrs. Bligh

as King Tynah's Council...
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Critic Reviews for The Bounty

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

An intelligent, firstrate, revisionist telling of the famous tale of Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A great adventure, a lush romance, and a good movie.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015
Creative Loafing

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.

October 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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!

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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!

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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