Jason and the Argonauts

1963, Kids & family/Fantasy, 1h 44m

45 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Don Chaffey's Jason and the Argonauts is an outlandish, transportive piece of nostalgia whose real star is the masterful stop-motion animation work of Ray Harryhausen. Read critic reviews

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After saving the life of his royal father's usurper, Pelias (Douglas Wilmer), whom he fails to recognize, Jason (Todd Armstrong) is encouraged by the conniving murderer to begin a quest in search of the Golden Fleece. In doing so, Pelias hopes for Jason's death to thwart the prophecy that he will reclaim the throne. Along the journey, Jason is protected by the goddess Hera (Honor Blackman), and his crew includes Hercules (Nigel Green) and Acastus (Gary Raymond), a saboteur planted by Pelias.

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Audience Reviews for Jason and the Argonauts

  • Feb 17, 2020
    An important milestone for special effects but there's not much else to keep it all that engaging anymore.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2015
    campy and ahead of its time, if you can ignore the special effects which were brilliant at the time, you'll find a film that still puts most of todays action films to shame.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2013
    You can like it but those claymation monsters prevent you from loving it too much. Silliness brings it up to a three star. Silliness prevents it from going further.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2011
    The special effects in this film sure are innovative, it kind of reminded me of Clash of the Titans (the original - not the shitty remake), but this film is far superior.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer

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