Start The Revolution Without Me Reviews

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Very funny movie, wilder is great, and we even get orson welles at the end.

    Very funny movie, wilder is great, and we even get orson welles at the end.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Regardless how much of a fan I may be of Wilder, Sutherland, Spinetti, and 1789 in general, feel free to start the movie without me.

    Regardless how much of a fan I may be of Wilder, Sutherland, Spinetti, and 1789 in general, feel free to start the movie without me.

  • May 05, 2019

    The best comedy movie ever made!

    The best comedy movie ever made!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Perhaps not among the greatest film comedies, but a forgotten gem, nevertheless! A must see. Wilder and Sutherland are wonderful in their dual roles. Great supporting cast.

    Perhaps not among the greatest film comedies, but a forgotten gem, nevertheless! A must see. Wilder and Sutherland are wonderful in their dual roles. Great supporting cast.

  • Sep 29, 2016

    Pretty damn funny although the end basically turns into blazing saddles and none of the plot lines are resolved. Not that it really matters.

    Pretty damn funny although the end basically turns into blazing saddles and none of the plot lines are resolved. Not that it really matters.

  • Feb 28, 2016

    I quite enjoyed this comedy from 1969 starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland. The film is in the style of an old Me Brooks comedy, so if you like his stuff, you should like this. I found both Wilder and Sutherland quite funny. Orson Welles has a cameo as the Narrator at the beginning of the film. Worth a watch!

    I quite enjoyed this comedy from 1969 starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland. The film is in the style of an old Me Brooks comedy, so if you like his stuff, you should like this. I found both Wilder and Sutherland quite funny. Orson Welles has a cameo as the Narrator at the beginning of the film. Worth a watch!

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Sep 02, 2014

    Television staples Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (of All In The Family fame) produced/directed this tip of the hat to both swashbucklers of old and to the wild zeitgeist that was the late '60's/early '70's. Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland play both the deadly but slightly inbred, upperclass Corsican Brothers, and their exact lookalikes, two goodhearted but dumb and cowardly peasants. The French Revolution is only moments away and the streets are swarming with malcontents, the king's court swarming with intrigue: whatever can happen next? A filmic shadow of those turbulent times (the 1970's, not 1789) now but still zany fun, think Saturday Night Live or early Woody Allen or Mel Brooks.

    Television staples Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (of All In The Family fame) produced/directed this tip of the hat to both swashbucklers of old and to the wild zeitgeist that was the late '60's/early '70's. Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland play both the deadly but slightly inbred, upperclass Corsican Brothers, and their exact lookalikes, two goodhearted but dumb and cowardly peasants. The French Revolution is only moments away and the streets are swarming with malcontents, the king's court swarming with intrigue: whatever can happen next? A filmic shadow of those turbulent times (the 1970's, not 1789) now but still zany fun, think Saturday Night Live or early Woody Allen or Mel Brooks.

  • Oct 12, 2013

    Writer, Fred Freeman, penned many Gilligan's Island and Bewitched episodes before taking on one of his only movie plots. The satire plays out like Monty Python providing Gene Wilder with the opportunity to advance his patented forceful, impassioned performance following The Producers.

    Writer, Fred Freeman, penned many Gilligan's Island and Bewitched episodes before taking on one of his only movie plots. The satire plays out like Monty Python providing Gene Wilder with the opportunity to advance his patented forceful, impassioned performance following The Producers.

  • Jul 04, 2013

    Hilarious film, Gene Wilder at some of his finest!

    Hilarious film, Gene Wilder at some of his finest!

  • Jun 24, 2013

    Well made, great cinematography, great period costuming. Not usually funny and mostly not amusing. Were it not for Wilder and Sutherland this was tedious at best. But I should leave to you to decide about this one. It could be a great film for anyone at any given time. I could be wrong on this one. The trailer from the film: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/197326/Start-the-Revolution-Without-Me-Original-Trailer-.html [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a9/Start_the_revolution_without_me.jpg/220px-Start_the_revolution_without_me.jpg[/img] A clip from the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grjph8pQmPg‎ [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGfXbYV0bF9G8ZkNOb4lJsdkkIUMK9WzHJCeFHh0SeKOTGGnI_wg[/img] Gene Wilder as an imposter in the King's court "Start the Revolution Without Me" is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles (playing himself as narrator) and Victor Spinetti. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReiuok6H6ZHoB53CDNIUGlzXlqGKzXFVi5VXfgUWxaliKFRPj7[/img] The comedy is set in revolutionary France where two peasants are mistaken for the famous swordsmen, the Corsican Brothers. It can be considered a parody of a number of works of historical fiction about the French Revolution, including Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Dumas' The Corsican Brothers and The Man in the Iron Mask. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGP9EBaOVGw&list=PL8F18E48510403329&index=2 [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRSrr_u7VGyn-0LPnk-IPVgfeNpwXQ7knYX-03fac058vpMJ3_8Zw[/img] Directed by Bud Yorkin Produced by Bud Yorkin Written by Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman [img]http://movieactors.com/freezeframes510/start-the-rev56.jpeg[/img] Donald Sutherland as an imposter Starring Gene Wilder Donald Sutherland Hugh Griffith Jack MacGowran Billie Whitelaw Orson Welles Victor Spinetti Ewa Aulin Studio Norbud Productions Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date(s) February 4, 1970 Running time 90 min. Language English [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAEMUI4qleFS46YiObKH0eQJKH4-Ug0pvv0ujzcDUZ5t3XxNyVTw[/img] Gene Wilder trapped

    Well made, great cinematography, great period costuming. Not usually funny and mostly not amusing. Were it not for Wilder and Sutherland this was tedious at best. But I should leave to you to decide about this one. It could be a great film for anyone at any given time. I could be wrong on this one. The trailer from the film: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/197326/Start-the-Revolution-Without-Me-Original-Trailer-.html [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a9/Start_the_revolution_without_me.jpg/220px-Start_the_revolution_without_me.jpg[/img] A clip from the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grjph8pQmPg‎ [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGfXbYV0bF9G8ZkNOb4lJsdkkIUMK9WzHJCeFHh0SeKOTGGnI_wg[/img] Gene Wilder as an imposter in the King's court "Start the Revolution Without Me" is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles (playing himself as narrator) and Victor Spinetti. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReiuok6H6ZHoB53CDNIUGlzXlqGKzXFVi5VXfgUWxaliKFRPj7[/img] The comedy is set in revolutionary France where two peasants are mistaken for the famous swordsmen, the Corsican Brothers. It can be considered a parody of a number of works of historical fiction about the French Revolution, including Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Dumas' The Corsican Brothers and The Man in the Iron Mask. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGP9EBaOVGw&list=PL8F18E48510403329&index=2 [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRSrr_u7VGyn-0LPnk-IPVgfeNpwXQ7knYX-03fac058vpMJ3_8Zw[/img] Directed by Bud Yorkin Produced by Bud Yorkin Written by Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman [img]http://movieactors.com/freezeframes510/start-the-rev56.jpeg[/img] Donald Sutherland as an imposter Starring Gene Wilder Donald Sutherland Hugh Griffith Jack MacGowran Billie Whitelaw Orson Welles Victor Spinetti Ewa Aulin Studio Norbud Productions Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date(s) February 4, 1970 Running time 90 min. Language English [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAEMUI4qleFS46YiObKH0eQJKH4-Ug0pvv0ujzcDUZ5t3XxNyVTw[/img] Gene Wilder trapped