Farewell to the King Reviews

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April 18, 2015
Less sweeping than the film makers intended.Nolte's good but this film wanted to be epic but came up way short.
June 13, 2012
This movie wants to be a more violent version of Heart of Darkness, but its more like 'Heart of Darkness' made by dummies.
April 4, 2012
Another fine John Milius directed old fashioned adventure film. This WWII jungle story does kind of plod at times, but there is enough to like about the film to make it well worth watching.
March 12, 2012
Just too unbelievable, the Borneons do not look anything like those I see on NatGeo!
July 6, 2011
film worth viewing though probably more for him than for her
½ October 27, 2010
Odd WWII flick about desertion in the South Pacific during the gloomy days of the Allied campaign. Nick Nolte, not my favorite, is a stranded G.I. who because of his blue eyes is saved from certain death by native head hunter tribe.

Is this some kind of a joke?

In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.

While a generally well made film, the plot here is a stretch. This deserter marries into this tribe of headhunters after being saved by his new wife. The question is whether he can be happy in "paradise" or return to the world he left.

In the end he sides with his past and the British who seek him out. Depending on your level of movie sophistication, this one may entertain or may not.

Cast
Nick Nolte (the King)
Nigel Havers
Frank McRae
Aki Aleong
James Fox
Marilyn Tokuda
William Wise


Crew
Director: John Milius
Producer: Andre Morgan
Screenplay: John Milius
Editor: Anne V. Coates
Art Director: Virginia Bieneman
Set Decorator : Virginia Bieneman
Associate Producer: Charles Hannah
Associate Producer: Gopala Krishnan
Art Director: Bernard Hides
Associate Producer: Ralph Marshall
Production Designer: Gil Parrondo
Composer: Basil Poledouris
Costume Designer: David Rowe
Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara
Producer: Albert S. Ruddy
Choreography: Anne Semler
Cinematographer: Dean Semler
Based on a Work by: Pierre Schoendoerffer

Original Release Date: Jan 1, 1989
January 25, 2010
a strange spin of the apocalypse now, and the old adventure novels, that shows us the way to the primitive to avoid politics and wars of interests, and to be heroes. also, lots of mindless action takes some points of the film, but this story is well balanced.
½ November 22, 2008
Interesting war film...tragic and absorbing...
May 9, 2008
Très, très bon film. Il fait réaliser que l'être humain est capable d'une extrême violence mais en même temps, d'une bonté divine.
February 23, 2008
very nice ,i loved it
½ October 19, 2007
All i can say is don't miss
½ March 10, 2007
great semi-war drama
August 3, 2007
fabulous obscure WW2 flick based in the pacific theatre
½ June 9, 2007
enjoyed this movie, War comes to pardise
June 7, 2007
hmmm.. cant decide yet....
December 11, 2006
i would like to see this
October 14, 2006
keep meaning to see it
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