Mutiny on the Bounty Reviews

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January 28, 2020
It could boast the temporary triumphs of a strong even tempo, a decisive performance from Charles Laughton, much artful glorifying of the ship by Arthur Edeson's camera, and several Captain Bligh Editions of The Times.
January 27, 2020
Charles Laughton, with the effective dramatic art of which he is such a master, impersonates the tyrannical Bligh, depicting him in all his vindictive brutality, yet showing the courage, skill, and endurance of the man.
January 27, 2020
The storm shots are exciting, but the picture has little cumulative force, and misses its role as a classic record of revolt against murderous discipline.
January 27, 2020
It is a splendid achievement, and one of which every one concerned may well feel proud.
January 27, 2020
The visual quality in the scenes of shipboard life -- the billowing sails, the surge of the rollers, the mighty impetus of the vessel's swing -- has in it a tremendous and Infectious verve.
July 22, 2019
A picture worth going a long way to see twice.
February 20, 2019
Its highlight, of course, is Charles Laughton's rigid and inhuman Captain Bligh, ruthless in his treatment of the seamen. Remembered, imitated, caricatured, but never bettered, it stays indelibly in the mind long after the film is over.
February 20, 2015
This is a ripping yarn, an old-timey sea adventure.
February 17, 2015
The case of the crew against the insane cruelty and avariciousness of Capt. Bligh is so powerfully presented that the injustice done to the men gets under one's skin to stir up a variety of emotion.
January 27, 2014
[A] lavish and stirring adventure on the high seas.
January 6, 2014
it lives beyond its 65 years to be a film that is watchable and exciting today
February 17, 2009
Despite the efforts of Producer Irving Thalberg, Director Frank Lloyd, three scenarists and $2,000,000 to give it balance, polish and direction, the picture lacks all three.
July 25, 2008
February 19, 2008
There's nothing to stand in the way of Mutiny qualifying for box office dynamite rating.
November 20, 2007
Oh yeah--Laughton and Gable--pour me another one bartender.
December 13, 2006
The story is spellbinding, the acting lusty and the spectacle everything you could expect from a Golden Age MGM production -- though sometimes it's a bit too much on the monumental side.
December 12, 2006
It's tainted by a fair amount of middlebrow stuffiness, but it's a fleet piece of storytelling and serves to enshrine one of the great ham performances of all time, Charles Laughton's Captain Bligh.
October 10, 2006
Its theme of rebellion against that which binds us resonates today. Mutiny on the Bounty is well acted and well scripted.
July 27, 2006
The first and best of the three versions of the famous mutiny is a big budget production, a stirring sea adventure praised at the time for its narrative pull, great acting of the three leads, and exotic locales.
June 8, 2006
True MGM classic with memorable Gable and Laughton. Fine production overall.
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