Kim Reviews

  • Feb 01, 2019

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

  • Mar 31, 2016

    Great Adventure Film that catches the Spirit of Colonial India and mix it with Amusing Humour, Fresh Diagloes, Beautiful Pictures of Indian Culture & Nature and Impressive Action Dean Stockwell and Erroly Flynn are hillarious the Soundtrack is bombastic

    Great Adventure Film that catches the Spirit of Colonial India and mix it with Amusing Humour, Fresh Diagloes, Beautiful Pictures of Indian Culture & Nature and Impressive Action Dean Stockwell and Erroly Flynn are hillarious the Soundtrack is bombastic

  • Mar 31, 2016

    Kim is an amazing film. It is about an orphan of a British soldier who is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist monk and aiding the English secret service. Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Victor Saville did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Kim is a must see.

    Kim is an amazing film. It is about an orphan of a British soldier who is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist monk and aiding the English secret service. Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Victor Saville did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Kim is a must see.

  • Mar 31, 2016

    This is the work of the devil. An orphaned British boy is raised in India with the strengths and discipline of an Indian boy. He finds plenty of useful ways to make a living while following his master to perfection. However, the British secret service arrives in India hoping to take down a ruthless gangster and the orphan will need to decide to help or stick to his rigid upbringing. "Let me see you match wits with him." Victor Saville, director of The Silver Chalice, Tonight and Every Night, Green Dolphin Street, Dark Journey, The Office Girl, The Iron Duke, and The W Plan, delivers Kim. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and carried by unique and dynamic characters. The acting is very good and the cast includes Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lucas, Thomas Gomez, Reginald Owen, and Cecil Kellaway. "Those who beg in silence starve in silence." I came across this picture on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it since it starred Errol Flynn. This was a well done movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are worthwhile and entertaining and the film comes together well. I recommend seeing this once. "I killed my first man when I was fifteen years old." Grade: B

    This is the work of the devil. An orphaned British boy is raised in India with the strengths and discipline of an Indian boy. He finds plenty of useful ways to make a living while following his master to perfection. However, the British secret service arrives in India hoping to take down a ruthless gangster and the orphan will need to decide to help or stick to his rigid upbringing. "Let me see you match wits with him." Victor Saville, director of The Silver Chalice, Tonight and Every Night, Green Dolphin Street, Dark Journey, The Office Girl, The Iron Duke, and The W Plan, delivers Kim. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and carried by unique and dynamic characters. The acting is very good and the cast includes Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lucas, Thomas Gomez, Reginald Owen, and Cecil Kellaway. "Those who beg in silence starve in silence." I came across this picture on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it since it starred Errol Flynn. This was a well done movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are worthwhile and entertaining and the film comes together well. I recommend seeing this once. "I killed my first man when I was fifteen years old." Grade: B

  • Mar 31, 2016

    75/100. A wonderful adventure film, based on the Rudyard Kipling classic story. Errol Flynn is ideally cast and Dean Stockwell does a fine job as well. Excellent color cinematography, impressive art direction. Overall, the production is great. The pacing is a little uneven, it should have been shorter. But it is a fine film, light, exciting and entertaining.

    75/100. A wonderful adventure film, based on the Rudyard Kipling classic story. Errol Flynn is ideally cast and Dean Stockwell does a fine job as well. Excellent color cinematography, impressive art direction. Overall, the production is great. The pacing is a little uneven, it should have been shorter. But it is a fine film, light, exciting and entertaining.

  • Mar 31, 2016

    A different India adventure. Flynn was good, but perhaps because he was in a supporting role.

    A different India adventure. Flynn was good, but perhaps because he was in a supporting role.

  • Mar 23, 2013

    Dean Stockwell as a child actor and Errol Flynn late in his career. Filmed in India and based on the Kipling novel. An alright movie.

    Dean Stockwell as a child actor and Errol Flynn late in his career. Filmed in India and based on the Kipling novel. An alright movie.

  • Jan 06, 2013

    Kim (1950) -- [6.5] -- This Rudyard Kipling adventure stars young Dean Stockwell in the title role, playing a sneaky street-wise kid who spies for British Intelligence in colonial India. The adventure is a little more episodic than I prefer, bringing Kim into contact with several supporting players, including an older spy named Red Beard (an underutilized Errol Flynn), a curt hypnotist (Arnold Moss), and a holy man (Paul Lukas). The story moves briskly, but could have afforded more character moments and grace notes. Still a solid family matinee sort of flick.

    Kim (1950) -- [6.5] -- This Rudyard Kipling adventure stars young Dean Stockwell in the title role, playing a sneaky street-wise kid who spies for British Intelligence in colonial India. The adventure is a little more episodic than I prefer, bringing Kim into contact with several supporting players, including an older spy named Red Beard (an underutilized Errol Flynn), a curt hypnotist (Arnold Moss), and a holy man (Paul Lukas). The story moves briskly, but could have afforded more character moments and grace notes. Still a solid family matinee sort of flick.

  • Jul 24, 2012

    A film version of Kipling's tale of a British orphan living by his wits on the streets of an Indian city. Kim is eventually discovered and brought into his father's old regiment, where he is inducted into the Great Game of espionage. Lots of fun, if you can get past the old Colonial attitudes.

    A film version of Kipling's tale of a British orphan living by his wits on the streets of an Indian city. Kim is eventually discovered and brought into his father's old regiment, where he is inducted into the Great Game of espionage. Lots of fun, if you can get past the old Colonial attitudes.

  • Bruce B Super Reviewer
    May 30, 2011

    A very good film from 1951 about the British in India, and how local tribesmen provide iformation to the British and how a young white boy posed as a India National for years and also helped in providing value information to both the British and other tribesman. A excellent film from that era. 4 1/2 stars

    A very good film from 1951 about the British in India, and how local tribesmen provide iformation to the British and how a young white boy posed as a India National for years and also helped in providing value information to both the British and other tribesman. A excellent film from that era. 4 1/2 stars