Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/10/2011
Similar to an earlier Huston film, The Man Who Would Be King tells a story of greed and obsession. The film is mostly an energetic and adventurous romp, not getting too heavy-handed or moralistic, and featuring some memorable visual sequences and scenery. The cockney accents of Caine and Connery make for a fun team.
CJP - wrote on 10/21/2008
Action: 3/3 + Comedy: 2/2 + Good vs Evil: 1/1 + Love/Sex: 1/1 + Special Effects: 0.5/1 + Plot: 1/1 + Music: 1/1 = 9/10 or 95%. There simply aren't action films of this caliber, quality, and audacity anymore. Caine, Conner, and Plummer are perfect as an unlikely trinity who travel down the path of godhood. Plummer embodies the rational spirit of Kipling while Caine becomes the conscious voice of discretion behind Connery's god figure. Not every man should set their sights on becoming a modern Alexander the Great through 50 rifles and a Freemason emblem. Especially any man that can bleed.
phantom - wrote on 09/09/2008
grew up watching this movie. made my boyfriend watch and he absolutely loved it. hasn't lost any of it's appeal for me either. apparently the story (written by Kipling) was inspired by a real British soldier in the 17 hundreds (I think) who established himself as ruler somewhere in the Himilaeas.
Alex - wrote on 06/01/2007
I recently re-watched this movie. It was quite good actually. I take my originally thoughts that it was terrible back. I probably watched it for the first time during finals week. See it if you enjoy 70s style drama. Very good.