Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 30
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 10
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 134,128
With the ultimate throw-down -- "There can be only one" -- Highlander captured the imaginations of fantasy fans seeking a well-executed swordplay epic, becoming a cult classic in the process. Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is one of a waning few survivors of a clan of immortals. The breed have been dueling each other for centuries in the quest to be the last one remaining, and hence achieve a supreme enlightenment that would be dangerous in the wrong hands. The immortals can only die by
Mar 7, 1986 Wide
Mar 15, 2000
20th Century Fox
Lt. Frank Moran
Detective Walter Bed...
Dr. Willis Kenderly
John Allen Cassady
Old Man in Car
Drunk in Hotel
Sion Tudor Owen
Rachel as a Girl
Old Woman in Car
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture.
OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many.
Connery, on the other hand, is a welcome sight. It is director Russell Mulcahy's style that doesn't work here.
Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic.
"There can only be one!" And that's one too many.
Another example of a decent first film that led to a mediocre series. Great performances from Connery and Brown.
A terrific idea, taken about as far as it can go. Why, oh why, did they start making sequels?
One of the all time greatest B-Movies!
Joins Pete's Dragon, Condorman, and Unidentified Flying Oddball in the category of films better remembered than re-watched.
Maybe it was the sheer audacity of the film's silliness that made it so popular or the brief, swaggering presence of Connery.
Audience Reviews for Highlander
Movies Like Highlander
- Kurgan: I have something to say. It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
- Ramirez: You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap!
- Connor MacLeod: This Fasil was so upset about the lousy wrestling tonight, that he went down to the garage and in a fit of depression cut off his *own* head!
- Connor MacLeod: I don't like boats and I don't like water. I'm a man, not a fish!
- Kurgan: There can be only one!
Discuss Highlander on our Movie forum!
Latest News on Highlander
October 29, 2013:The New Highlander Has a New Director
Effects wizard Cedric Nicolas-Troyan has signed on to helm the franchise reboot.
June 18, 2013:Ryan Reynolds Exits Highlander Remake
Now it needs a new star as well as a new director.
December 3, 2012:Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Exits Highlander Remake
The dreaded "creative differences" strike again.