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.
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.
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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!
The Bounty Quotes
|Lt. William Bligh:||Mr. Christain, what is it?|
|Fletcher Christian:||Oh, it can wait Sir.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||What is is damn you.|
|Fletcher Christian:||The ship is sinking.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||Good.|
|Fryer:||But I protest.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||You protest, do you?|
|Fryer:||I am Master of The Bounty.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||And I am Commander, by law! I am the first. Do you understand? God damn your hide, and now you may dismiss, sir!|
|Churchill:||William, about your decision to go around the Horn.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||William? Not sir? Not captain? William.|
|Churchill:||I don't think the men will have it.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||Oh, the men won't have it. Are they in charge of the Bounty?|
|Churchill:||They might be if you insist.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||Again. Will you repeat that, please?|
|Churchill:||The men might be in charge.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||What are you threatening me with?|
|Churchill:||It's not a threat, it's a warning.|
|Lt. William Bligh:||Well, gentlemen, between ourselves and home are 27,000 sea miles,the Endeavour Straits and the Great Barrier Reef. Now the crew is deeply demoralised, gentlemen, and I must accept, as every captain must accept, the inevitable and theoretical responsibilty for that.The actual and immediate responsibilty, however, I place on you, my fellow officers, who met this crisis with lethargy, impudence and flagrant defiance publicly uttered. And perhaps also for that, I am to blame. I counted on a strength of character which you do not possess. However, the cure for our predicament is discipline. And I shall apply it with an even hand, of course, but most where it is most required. Yes, well that will be all. Thank you. You may leave now.|
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