Iguana (1988)





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In this drama, a misshapen sailor with the features of a lizard is tormented all his life for his deformities. When he and others are marooned on an island the tables are turned and he rules them with a ruthless hand.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Romance
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Arco Films


Everett McGill
as Oberius
Fabio Testi
as Gamboa
Tim Ryan
as George
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Critic Reviews for Iguana

All Critics (2)

Interesting only for its mythical pretensions.

Full Review… | August 6, 2006
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July 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Iguana


Hellman is a master of space and location. Unlike Kubrick who makes the wide expanse sing, Hellman fills the screen with a documentary coldness. Pitting man against man in a hostile environment. Iguana is a landlocked high sea adventure; as such it plays with the coda of Naval procedure and hierarchies. Everett is very good at conveying the anger and lack of education of the title character. His pitiful attempt to remake a world a sad substitution for any other existence he could have, his cynical take on human relationships ultimately go unchallenged and as such the ending is a perfect image. Maru Valdivieso’s Carmen is stunning. Her performance subtle and brilliant as a woman intent on freeing herself from the slavery of social conventions. Ironically it is through the brutality of the Iguana does she come to understand at what cost that freedom is ultimately purchased. A very good movie.

R.John Xerxes
R.John Xerxes

[url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/iguana/dvd.php?select=1"][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/77/171277.jpg[/img][/url] Being a Monte Hellman fan I must say I am a little disappointed in this film. Michael Madsen is weak, which also disappoints. But the film ranks high on the unsentimental ratings chart. And no sympathy here for anybody, really. The woman is worth watching. Wish I hadn't bought it, though. On to half.com.

M Sarki
M Sarki

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