The Princess Bride Reviews

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February 9, 2018
Mandy Patinkin, an actor not known for humor, is particularly wonderful as Inigo, a Spaniard out to avenge the death of his father at the hands...
October 23, 2017
It's an adventure which reaches back to golden-age Hollywood and the devil-may-care world of Douglas Fairbanks or Tyrone Power playing Zorro, or Errol Flynn playing Robin Hood.
February 17, 2016
The Princess Bride easily transcends expectations, as a fantasy that has a few pertinent things to say about the genre, including the odd fact that the heroes of such things are often prettier than the heroines.
June 28, 2013
As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish.
June 28, 2013
Patinkin, the most dazzling movie swordsman since Errol Flynn, steals the movie with his athletic grace and delivery of lines like: "My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!"
June 28, 2013
For parents who have felt as if they were approaching the Cliffs of Insanity while enduring the inanities of standard kiddie pictures, The Princess Bride may be a godsend.
July 30, 2019
The cult of The Princess Bride is still strong 32 years after its release.
July 4, 2019
Everything about The Princess Bride is ... charming. By far, the film's dialogue is its most enduring legacy.
December 29, 2018
...a lavish studio spectacle...
December 28, 2018
One of the all-time great fantasy movies, channelling both a rollicking spirit of adventure and genuinely uplifting humour all ages can appreciate.
November 27, 2018
There's not a lot of new content, but Criterion includes basically everything from all the other releases, make this an easy recommend.
November 19, 2018
Criterion gives one of the most compulsively rewatchable movies of the last generation its most fully satisfying home-video edition to date.
November 19, 2018
A film that's for just about everyone and anyone that can appreciate good storytelling, a classic romance, riveting action, and genuinely funny comedy.
December 9, 2017
It manages to be both tongue-in-cheek and achingly sincere.
December 9, 2017
The Princess Bride is a worthy descendant to the Fractured Fairytales of yore. The characters -- both real and imaginary -- give every frame of The Princess Bride its own magic mirth.
December 7, 2014
A unqualified success that blends New York wit with timeless storytelling; a risky piece of filmaking that never feels so.
May 5, 2014's ultimately not difficult to see why The Princess Bride has become something of a classic in the years since its 1987 release.
November 13, 2013
...somehow spoofs the conventions of fantasy romance without teetering into irony.
June 28, 2013
In spirit The Princess Bride recalls The Neverending Story, which also was about a contemporary boy`s fantastic adventure. Reiner's film is likely to please adults more than kids and to last in memory more than most films this fall.
June 28, 2013
Mandy Patinkin, as Inigo Montoya, deserves special mention. Inigo is the one character in the film who contains real emotional depth, and Patinkin plumbs it.
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