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: Jul 8, 2004


Mel Gibson

as Fletcher Christian M...
Anthony Hopkins

as Lieutenant William B...
Laurence Olivier

as Admiral Hood
Edward Fox

as Captain Greetham
Liam Neeson

as Churchill
Wi Kuki Kaa

as King Tynah
Malcolm Terris

as Dr. Huggan
Simon Adams

as Heywood
Jon Gadsby

as Norton
Barry Dransfield

as Blind Fiddler
Steve Fletcher

as Valentine
Jack May

as Prosecuting Captain
Mary Kauila

as Queen Tynah
Sharon Bower

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… | July 8, 2004
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… | July 8, 2004
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 8, 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… | July 8, 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… | July 8, 2004
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.

July 8, 2004
Fantastica Daily

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