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The Princess Bride Reviews

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December 8, 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.
October 24, 2017
It manages to be both tongue-in-cheek and achingly sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
December 7, 2014
A unqualified success that blends New York wit with timeless storytelling; a risky piece of filmaking that never feels so.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2014
...it's ultimately not difficult to see why The Princess Bride has become something of a classic in the years since its 1987 release.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2013
...somehow spoofs the conventions of fantasy romance without teetering into irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 28, 2013
As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish.
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
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!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
June 28, 2013
Patinkin's performance is especially touching. He can say, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" -- and make you laugh, cry and cheer at the same time. The movie, two hours of pure enchantment, has the same effect.
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.
June 28, 2013
It's as good as you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 28, 2013
Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that's mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride -- along with some bracing humor and foolery.
June 28, 2013
Action and laughs blend deliciously in this fairy-tale spoof about true lovers who must defeat all sorts of villains to reach true happiness.
June 28, 2013
The film works well enough, providing its fair share of laughs and thrills, and in technical terms it is by far Reiner`s most professional job of direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 8, 2013
An unexpected delight for all the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2013
Shall we re-wind and give it another spin? As you wish...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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