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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2008) Movie Information

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3939

Avg. Rating:

2.66/4

# of Ratings:

31

Genres:

Historical, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

Mandarin

Theater Date:

06/06/2008

DVD Release:

10/14/2008

Director:

Sergei Bodrov

Actors:

Aliya
Tadanobu Asano
Khulan Chuluun
Bayertsetseg Erdenebat
Deng Ba Te Er
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The early story of Genghis Khan, the legend that nearly conquered the world including Russia in the early 13th century. It covers his young child hood through his life as a brave and ambitious conquerer. Much is filmed on location.

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Alex 10/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

A very solid movie. I knew nothing of Genghis Khan before watching this movie. Know I at least know that there were many Khans before him but that he is a respectable leader. Awesome acting, surprisingly good action, and a great story make this a winner in my buck. Nothing is really over done. Its only downfall is that nothing it offers is all that special. But, this is a must rent for epic fans.

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  Yojimbo
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03/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Mongol" by Yojimbo

Mongol charts the life of Genghis Khan, from boy who sees his father assassinated, is abandoned by his clan and has his bride abducted, to the feared leader conqueror of half the known world. Well, some of it anyway. Mongol bears all the hallmarks of a quality historical epic, from the beautiful cinematography and fantastic costume design to the brilliantly staged battle sequences. Although he's obviously no John Wayne(!), Tadanobu Asano makes a charismatic Temudgin, and the relationships between his pragmatic and wily wife (nicely played by the striking Khulan Chuluun) and his brother turned enemy are interesting and well done. Unfortunately, the rather glamourized script seemed to lack focus; it happily showed his happy home life as loving husband and father in a way that reminded me of...

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  TommyL31
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04/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bodrov comes to Hollywood with decent results

There were a lot of things to like about this movie. I enjoyed how they kind of mixed Hollywood with the more raw Central Asian/Eurasian feel that Sergei Bodrov used in "Prisoner of the Caucuses." I think there was some interesting camera work and effects that gave parts of the movie a unique and innovative feel. Fight scenes were pretty good and Temudgin was a good character.

That being said I think the story jumped around too much and there was so much to cover that the movie would've been well served if it were longer and it could flush things out more. It could've been a four hour epic movie, IMO, and been much more full and robust. Heck, I would even have liked it to deal with his entire life and been a really long series for tv.

Overall, see it if Genghis Khan interests you, i...

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3/4 

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  PunkGeisha
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I liked the story a lot although for some the ending might make a few wanting for more. As usual tadanobu Asano is superb, seems like the role of Genghis Khan was really meant for him.
10/05/2008
7:33 pm CT

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  FZero
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No it's not, but the DVD has started to pop up in various countries.
09/13/2008
11:08 pm CT

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  Alex
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Crap! It looks like I didn't catch this one in the theater in time.  Anyone know if this is going wide?
09/13/2008
2:13 pm CT

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