The Princess Bride - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Princess Bride Reviews

Page 1 of 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.
June 24, 2006
The leads are vacuous; the absurdities sometimes forced and obvious.
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
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.
January 1, 2011
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
June 28, 2013
It's as good as you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It is filled with good-hearted fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2003
Since its release more than 15 years ago, The Princess Bride has often been copied, but never equaled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 2, 2002
This witty modern fairy tale by William Goldman is resoundingly satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2013
An unexpected delight for all the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 10, 2001
Storybook perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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 4, 2002
'As you wish' may be gaining on 'we'll always have Paris' as the single most romantic line ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
All I can say is this is the most fun you will have in a film for quite a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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
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.
Page 1 of 4