The Princess Bride - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Princess Bride Reviews

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April 4, 2012
A witty, even clever-clever, exercise in deconstructing fairytales that became something of a cult with fans of its ironic/comic charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2011
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 25, 2010
An inordinately smart and sly motion picture, one that has enough simple pleasures to succeed as one of the better popcorn movies of its decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 13, 2009
There is so much to latch onto in this movie, so much for each member of a family that watches it together to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 13, 2007
A film of remarkable forwardness, honesty, and humor, built, like all fairy tales, around one message, summed up late in the script: "True love is the greatest thing in the world."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2007
One of Reiner's most entertaining films, effective as a swashbuckling epic, romantic fable, and satire of these genres.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 18, 2007
One of the hottest cult videos of the 1980s, and a family classic besides, enjoyed by new generations of youngsters as well as their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 13, 2007
Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay.
August 13, 2007
Rob Reiner's friendly 1987 fairy-tale adventure delicately mines the irony inherent in its make-believe without ever undermining the effectiveness of the fantasy.
June 24, 2006
The leads are vacuous; the absurdities sometimes forced and obvious.
May 15, 2006
One of the Top films of the 1980s - if not, of all time. A treasure of a film that you'll want to watch again and again
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 7, 2005
One of those rare satiric gems, like The Court Jester and Galaxy Quest, that doesn't just send up a genre, but honors it at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 12, 2004
A seminal cult classic the exact appeal of which has always eluded me, though most of the world seems to adore it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 21, 2004
The lesson it most effectively demonstrates is that cinema has the power to turn you into a kid again. As we wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 4, 2004
Cute at the time, better as soundbites now.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2004
Superb comedy/fantasy/adventure
| Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2003
One of the best movies ever. Beautiful fantasy full of adventure and romance.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2003
When it comes to pleasing both kids and adults, you can't do much better than The Princess Bride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 10, 2003
Rob Reiner brings new life to the fairy tale as rousing entertainment for young and old alike.
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