The Lion in Winter Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1608

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 75

Theatrical Release Date: 10/30/1968

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Anthony Harvey

Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Peter O'Toole, Timothy Dalton, Jane Merrow, John Castle

Plot: After Henry II brings Eleanor of Aquitaine out of prison, Christmastide 1183, power grabs and treacherous plots are hatched amongst the couple and their three sons, but with little real intent to alter the status quo.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/01/2011

An always intriguing and sometimes funny, in a satirical sort of way, look at the squabbling royal family. All of the cast is fantastic, but Peter O'Toole and an early performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins are my favorites. The film also possesses a sharp script with many biting one-liners. Great if viewed with some historical background.

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Arbogast1960 - wrote on 03/27/2008

One of my favorites. Very talky (like most period pieces adapted from the stage), but with dialogue this witty it's impossible to complain. Hepburn won a well deserved Oscar for her performance (in the only Best Actress tie ever!), and the rest cast is uniformly excellent. Supremely quotable, with some of the most enjoyable bouts of scenery chewing ever rendered (Al Pacino and Robert De Niro should take notes). And a young Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton to boot.

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