The Man Who Would Be King Reviews

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April 20, 2010
John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait.
October 22, 2008
A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine.
June 24, 2006
Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Moby Dick permeate the mythic yarn.
May 9, 2005
It's a tall tale, a legend, of steadfastness, courage, camaraderie, gallantry and greed, though not necessarily in that order.
October 23, 2004
It's been a long time since there's been an escapist entertainment quite this unabashed and thrilling and fun.
July 8, 2019
Kipling's humor, his unique satire, his way of seeing the customs and personality of the English add to the story a series of funny features. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 26, 2017
It's pure Huston: an impossible quest, an out-of-reach grail and an ironic twist leading to a supremely glorious failure.
February 26, 2015
A decent but hardly great adventure escapist film, that's played for broad comedy.
July 3, 2012
It's a mystery why John Hustorn's exciting version of Kipling's classic adventure, terrifically acted by Sean Connery and Michael Caine, was such a commercial flop.
June 11, 2011
... one of the most rousing adventures of the 1970s.
June 6, 2011
Kipling's exhilarating and disconcerting tale of high adventure... [Blu-ray]
May 27, 2011
In addition to the lighthearted rapport of the leads, Huston's direction keeps the narrative moving forward at a lively pace. (Blu-ray Book edition)
May 27, 2011
...humor, romance, danger, pageantry, Freemasonry, and much derring-do...a good rousing adventure tale.
April 20, 2010
A delightful and memorable film.
June 17, 2009
The film is supposed to be fun -- despite its ending -- and even that is an interesting departure from the ber-serious tone of most epics of the time.
February 18, 2007
October 19, 2006
Top notch Kipling tale with Huston at helm supported by great Connery and Caine performances.
September 24, 2006
A must for every 10-year-old boy.
August 29, 2005
They don't make adventure movies like this anymore. Connery and Caine have rarely been better.
July 17, 2005
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