The Year of Living Dangerously

1982, Adventure, 1h 55m

32 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

Both a smart, suspenseful tale of intrigue and a sweeping romance, The Year of Living Dangerously features excellent performances from Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver as a pair of journalists covering political unrest in Indonesia. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Jesus Christ Superstar
Arabesque
Tommy
The Hanging Tree
Oscar and Lucinda

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Year of Living Dangerously Photos

Movie Info

When journalist Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia, he has difficulty making contacts. He forms a friendship with dwarf photographer Billy Kwan (Linda Hunt), through whom he meets British diplomat Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver). Bryant falls for Hamilton, and she gives him key information about an approaching Communist uprising. As the city becomes more dangerous, Hamilton stays to pursue the story. However, he faces more threats as he gets closer to the government.

Cast & Crew

Mel Gibson
Guy S. Hamilton
Sigourney Weaver
Jillian Edith 'Jill' Bryant
Linda Hunt
Billy Kwan
Bill Kerr
Col. Ralph Henderson
Noel Ferrier
Wally O'Sullivan
Paul Sonkkila
Kevin Condon
C.J. Koch
Screenwriter
Peter Weir
Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre
Original Music
Richard Strauss
Non-Original Music
Vangelis
Non-Original Music
Russell Boyd
Cinematographer
Herbert Pinter
Art Direction
Terry Ryan
Costume Designer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for The Year of Living Dangerously

Audience Reviews for The Year of Living Dangerously

  • May 23, 2021
    The "journalists witnessing atrocities" genre is often fraught with narrative issues. This movie certainly isn't free of those problems but I like how almost intentionally clueless the western reporters are for most of the movie, caring more about the prestige of the "scoop" rather than the genocide occurring before their very eyes.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2010
    Beautifully shot but the storyline is a bit unsatisfying. It is nice to see two powerhouse actors in the same film though.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2007
    ...................ok....
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2007
    Intense, finely made film. Gibson is very good in this, made before he become a blowhearted parody of himself. Linda Hunt is great in her oscar winning part and sigourney weaver is fine as always in a less showy role.
    jay n Super Reviewer

Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides