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The Princess Bride (1987) Movie Reviews

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04/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"As you wish",

When you mix pirates, sword wielding Spaniards, good-natured giants, evil masterminds, six-fingered counts, and the Cliffs of Despair what do you get?

The main story is in fact a story within a story; a grandfather, played by Peter 'Columbo' Falk, visits his sick grandson Fred Savage and reads him a tale about a young princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her servant Wesley, played to perfection by Cary Elwes. We see her treating him quite heartlessly but as time goes on, we see her fall in love with the handsome young farmhand who has loved her from the beginning.

Wesley decides he must leave Buttercup to pursue his fortune so he may provide a life for her. He leaves and is not heard from again, and is believed to be killed at the hands of the infamous Dread Pirate Roberts. Butter...

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04/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Princess Bride" by Yojimbo

This charming post-modern fairytale was adapted by William Goldman from his own book, and it's the witty script crammed with knowing humour and likeable characters that makes it. Technically, it really isn't that great; the direction from Rob Reiner is flat and lacklustre as he clearly has no idea how to handle action. The score is also appalling; it sounds like someone was just making it up as they went on an 80s home organ. But there are so many funny, quotable lines and fun characters it hardly matters. Cary Elwes is as wooden as ever, but it works in the context as he is a virtual parody of a smug swashbuckling hero very much in the vein of Errol Flynn. The fantastic supporting cast are all great as well, including Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest as the foppish villain, P...

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09/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Princess Bride review

It starts with a sick boy (Fred Savage) and his caring grandfather (Peter Falk) who reads a novel to him. Main characters include a loyal farmhand Westley (Cary Elwes) and a beautiful girl named Buttercup (Robin Wright). Before the wedding of Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), she was abducted by Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), a Spanish fencing extraordinaire named Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and a gentle giant named Fezzik (André the Giant). Inigo vows to avenge his father’s death by the malevolent six-fingered Count Rugen (Christopher Guest). He asks assistance from Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) to revive the dead Westly. Some memorable lines: Westley – “We are men of action, lies do not become us.” “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling somethin...

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10/13/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

You killed my father. Prepare to die

The Princess Bride is an amazing movie for people of all ages. It has so many elements to it that it can be classified under multiple genres, and the acting is excellent. Having read the book, I can assure you that the script is very accurate for those of you that detest books that are made into movies poorly. (Here it must be pointed out that William Goldman, the author of the novel version of The Princess Bride, was the screenwriter for the movie version.) The Princess Bride is an endearing movie with all the ingredients needed to produce a "feel good" experience. It is highly recommended by this "critic." (And ladies, it is a great movie to watch with gentlemen because it has a lovely romantic side amidst all of the sword fighting and action. Plus, the wit and humor that penetrates the...

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02/04/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great fantasy film.

I thought this was the funniest, one of the most charming comedies I seen to date. The film is a whimsical satire of romance and fantasy. The story is presented in the movie as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage). It's about a beautiful princess , Buttercup (Robin Wright) who falls in love with a farm hand (Cary Elwes) . At first doesn't know yet that she loves him. Eventually Buttercup realizes his true affection for her and returns his love. Before they can live happily ever after, the princess is kidnapped and that begins a series of hilarious adventures with a werid cast of supporting characters.

Featuring the cruel Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), a six-fingered henchman, Count Rugen (Christopher Guest), a huge man with enormous ...

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09/07/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

R.O.U.S.

The great fairytale story of how love can conquer all. Then throw in some fighting and monsters and evil plans and you have a movie guys will enjoy too.

I remember watching this movie when I was younger and laughing at all the funny parts. And now that I'm older I laugh at the same parts but now I understand why they are so funny.

Well written, well directed and a great cast.

Robin Wright (I think before she was with the Penn) and Cary Elwes are great young lovers. Everyone loves Peter Falk as the grandfather, and he's such a likable person to begin with. Back when wrestling was WWF Andre' the Giant is one of the best comic relief roles I've seen in a movie. Though the best role and actor in the film is Mandy Patinkin; I would have loved to see a movie just following Inigo...

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