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The Man Who Would Be King Reviews

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Top Critic
Variety Staff
October 22, 2008
A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's been a long time since there's been an escapist entertainment quite this unabashed and thrilling and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 9, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
They don't make adventure movies like this anymore. Connery and Caine have rarely been better.
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 24, 2006
A must for every 10-year-old boy.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
April 20, 2010
John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Moby Dick permeate the mythic yarn.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Entre uma batalha e uma avalanche, o roteiro procura arrancar boas risadas da platéia. E consegue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 9, 2003
Caine and Connery are terrific in this rousing adaptation of the Kipling story.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
A robust and rousing screen version of one of the greatest adventure stories ever written
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 27, 2011
...humor, romance, danger, pageantry, Freemasonry, and much derring-do...a good rousing adventure tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
June 11, 2011
... one of the most rousing adventures of the 1970s.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 26, 2015
A decent but hardly great adventure escapist film, that's played for broad comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 6, 2011
Kipling's exhilarating and disconcerting tale of high adventure... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
October 19, 2006
Top notch Kipling tale with Huston at helm supported by great Connery and Caine performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 10, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 17, 2009
The film is supposed to be fun -- despite its ending -- and even that is an interesting departure from the über-serious tone of most epics of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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