Lion of the Desert

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Bedouin hero Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn) rallies Libyan guerrillas against an Italian general's (Oliver Reed) army sent by Mussolini (Rod Steiger).

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Critic Reviews for Lion of the Desert (Omar Mukhtar)

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  • Sep 05, 2008
    I've learned quite a lot about <b><i>Omar Al-Mukhtar</i></b> growing up, from school, from my parents and whenever the resistance in<b><i> Libya</i></b> got mentioned. And to finally watch all of that in a movie, and not any movie, but one that was marvelously and perfectly crafted to every last detail made me watch it countless times.. An accurate representation that shows the facts surrounding the Libyan revolt lead by<b><i>Omar Al-Mukhtar</i></b> who was spectacularly portrayed by <b><i>Anthony Quinn</i></b>.. <b><i>Oliver Reed</i></b> delivers a top notch performance too as General <b><i>Rodolfo Graziani</i></b>.. But having read <b><i>Jeff Shannon's</i></b> review on it-I'm sure a lot of you know him and have read reviews of his-I found it extremely racist and offensive.. I don't think it should matter who financed a movie as long as it's good! I also can't see how using the sentence"under a shaggy Muslim beard" to describe <b><i>Anthony Quinn</i></b> in the movie, is considered reviewing a movie at all, it's just being out of line and unprofessional!! Anyway it is one of the most underrated historical epics featuring great battlefield scenes.. A personal favorite of mine when it comes to the genre that should not be missed..
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  • Jul 17, 2008
    not as well paced as the directors other effort that i watched recently "the message". had a similar long run-time. anthony quinn has a more central role here. oliver reed is powerful as one of finito benito's generals. actually rod steigers small part as mussolini is great
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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