Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1996)

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1996)





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Pierce Brosnan, best known for his suave and sophisticated roles, takes on a new screen personality in this adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel. Robinson Crusoe (Brosnan) is an adventurer who hopes to find fame and fortune on the high seas, but a fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday (Wiliam Takaku), a tribesman living on the island. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but when he discovers another tribe is also living on the island, he comes mad with power and insists that he be the sole ruler of all he surveys. Robinson Crusoe also stars Ian Hart, Lysette Anthony, and James Frain.
PG-13 (for adventure violence and some sensuality)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Pierce Brosnan
as Robinson Crusoe
William Takaku
as Man Friday
Polly Walker
as Mary McGregor
Wiliam Takaku
as Friday
Lysette Anthony
as Mrs. Crusoe
Damian Lewis
as Patrick
Martin Grace
as Capt. Braga
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Critic Reviews for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

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February 3, 2002

Audience Reviews for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

I watched this movie with moderately acceptable interest for the first hour. It has a kind of TV movie stink to it, but it's not horrible. Bland, yes; white savior-y, yes (but that might be from the source material which I've never read). Pierce Brosnan's beard changes constantly. On the ship before the boat crashes he has a kind of goatee and stache thing going, but no cheek hair, but after the crash he grows a full beard. Also he wakes up face down in the water. Fuck's up with that? Also his Jesus speech was a bit overcooked, and overall he's not entirely convincing. But still, it's okay, Maybe my opinion of the film is heightened because I'm comfortably relaxing in a Korean hotel, sitting on the heated toilet seat, receiving an incredibly satisfying bidet/enema from the toilet, which, all things considered, could make any film acceptable no matter how uninspiring it truly is.

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt

The movie never takes a moment to slow down and explore its surroundings but the relationship between Crusoe and Friday works.

Poul Farnham
Poul Farnham

Did they even read the book?!? I'm guessing that they didn't even read the Cliff Notes from the book. Some of the themes in this movie were completely opposed to the original themes in the book. Beyond that, the movie was mildly entertaining. There was an aerial scene of the island where one could see roads and buildings, even though it was supposed to be uninhabited.

Joshua Quiring
Joshua Quiring

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