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Gormenghast

3 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Andy Wilson

The ancient castle of Gormenghast has housed the dynasty of the Groan family for many generations. After so long, the Groans are ripe for destruction, and their kitchen boy Steerpike (Jonathan Rhys-Meyer) just may be the instrument to implement an end. … see full wiki

Director: Andy Wilson
Release Date: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Gormenghast
review by . August 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Another malicious and murderous satire on Britain's class system
This four-hour BBC production tackles the first two books of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy and does a fine job. The story is a cross between a fantasy and a gothic tale of duplicity. There are no dragons or giant serpents, except for those in the hearts of the characters.       Gormenghast is an ancient, rambling, crumbing castle ruled over by the Groan dynasty. "I haven't seen you in fifteen years. Where have you been," one character asks. "In …
review by . November 25, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: unique and flavorful fantasy with an amazing cast      Cons: a diamond with a large crack right up the center      The Bottom Line: Surreal fantasy with too many flaws to aspire to more than Cult Classic.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Here is a castle like no other filled to the brim with order, tradition, and clearly defined roles of society. Come inside and meet the family! Lord …
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