The Man Who Would Be King Reviews

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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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Variety Staff
Variety
October 22, 2008
A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine.
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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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's a tall tale, a legend, of steadfastness, courage, camaraderie, gallantry and greed, though not necessarily in that order.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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