The Princess Bride Reviews

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.
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
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.
March 7, 2013
Shall we re-wind and give it another spin? As you wish...
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.
June 5, 2003
Since its release more than 15 years ago, The Princess Bride has often been copied, but never equaled.
May 20, 2003
This material might easily have lent itself to broad parody or become too cute for its own good. But Mr. Reiner presents it as a bedtime story, pure and simple.
April 17, 2001
Children can see it as a bright, frothy adventure while adults will appreciate the subtlety and the sheer wit.
January 1, 2000
It is filled with good-hearted fun.
January 1, 2000
Bride achieves much more than most film comedies.
January 1, 2000
It's a lively, fun-loving, but nevertheless epic look at the nature of true love.