Reviews

  • Apr 12, 2021

    Movie on an epic scale with wonderful actors despite portrayals that would not pass racial muster today.

    Movie on an epic scale with wonderful actors despite portrayals that would not pass racial muster today.

  • Aug 04, 2016

    More proof that Eli Wallach could save any movie from being a complete waste of time.

    More proof that Eli Wallach could save any movie from being a complete waste of time.

  • Mar 15, 2015

    Dull, and a tad culturally insensitive. The story of the life of Genghis Khan / Tumujin, the man who built the largest empire in history. Starts out interestingly enough, but pretty soon degenerates into soap opera. Light on history, high on empty melodrama. Add in the fact that hardly any of the cast are actually Mongol or Chinese and the whole thing looks a bit hokey, and embarrassing. It is a toss up which is more embarrassing: Robert Morley as the Chinese Emperor, James Mason as a stereotypical Chinese person or blonde Francoise Dorleac (Catherine Deneuve's sister, by the way) as Genghis Khan's wife. At least Omar Sharif looks closer to the part than John Wayne...

    Dull, and a tad culturally insensitive. The story of the life of Genghis Khan / Tumujin, the man who built the largest empire in history. Starts out interestingly enough, but pretty soon degenerates into soap opera. Light on history, high on empty melodrama. Add in the fact that hardly any of the cast are actually Mongol or Chinese and the whole thing looks a bit hokey, and embarrassing. It is a toss up which is more embarrassing: Robert Morley as the Chinese Emperor, James Mason as a stereotypical Chinese person or blonde Francoise Dorleac (Catherine Deneuve's sister, by the way) as Genghis Khan's wife. At least Omar Sharif looks closer to the part than John Wayne...

  • Nov 26, 2013

    good historical epic

    good historical epic

  • May 09, 2011

    This one wasn't too bad, but a bit odd at times...score can get a bit annoying at times...story is apparently very inaccurate...but I kinda thought that it might be. The cast is very strange but interesting.

    This one wasn't too bad, but a bit odd at times...score can get a bit annoying at times...story is apparently very inaccurate...but I kinda thought that it might be. The cast is very strange but interesting.

  • Jan 04, 2011

    Genghis Khan is a decent film. There were some exciting battles. Omar Sharif and Stephen Boyd give good performances. The screenplay is adequate. Henry Levin did an okay job directing this movie. I liked it but it is not one of favorites. Genghis Khan is a pretty good epic.

    Genghis Khan is a decent film. There were some exciting battles. Omar Sharif and Stephen Boyd give good performances. The screenplay is adequate. Henry Levin did an okay job directing this movie. I liked it but it is not one of favorites. Genghis Khan is a pretty good epic.

  • Jul 29, 2009

    Excellent movie. I'm not sure how accurate the movie was, but an intriguing movie of Genghis Khan's life.

    Excellent movie. I'm not sure how accurate the movie was, but an intriguing movie of Genghis Khan's life.

  • Jul 19, 2009

    Average film for its day. Did find it slightly amusing that although it was set principally in China and Mongolia all of the leading characters (with the exception of Omar Sharif) seemed to be of European stock! Although James Mason was a good actor he did not play a Chinaman too well.

    Average film for its day. Did find it slightly amusing that although it was set principally in China and Mongolia all of the leading characters (with the exception of Omar Sharif) seemed to be of European stock! Although James Mason was a good actor he did not play a Chinaman too well.

  • Jul 19, 2009

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch...its got a good cast of actors/actressess thorughout this movie....i think that eli wallach, francoise dorleac, james mason, michael hordern, omar sharif, robert morley, woody strode, tellt savalas, stephen boyd play good roles/parts thorughout this movie....i think that the director of this action/adventure/drama movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect thorughout this movie....its a great movie 2 watch....its a good movie 2 watch

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch...its got a good cast of actors/actressess thorughout this movie....i think that eli wallach, francoise dorleac, james mason, michael hordern, omar sharif, robert morley, woody strode, tellt savalas, stephen boyd play good roles/parts thorughout this movie....i think that the director of this action/adventure/drama movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect thorughout this movie....its a great movie 2 watch....its a good movie 2 watch

  • Oct 15, 2008

    What a great warrior....perjuangan mempersatukan bangsa Mongol & ambisi menaklukan Cina. Cuma geli juga ya...aktor barat berperan menjadi Chinese

    What a great warrior....perjuangan mempersatukan bangsa Mongol & ambisi menaklukan Cina. Cuma geli juga ya...aktor barat berperan menjadi Chinese