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The Lion in Winter

8 Ratings: 4.0
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Tags: Movies, Classics
Genre: Classics
Release Date: 1968
MPAA Rating: PG
1 review about The Lion in Winter

Bring on the Oscars!

  • Aug 26, 2010
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+5

Eleanor of Aquitaine, upon meeting Henry II for the Christmas court: "How kind of you to let me out of jail."

Henry: "It's only for the holidays."

They don't make em like this anymore. Great cast, great screenplay, great characters, great story. How amazing to see a young Anthony Hopkins, way before he became the star he is today. Timothy Dalton must have peaked early, in his portrayal of King Philippe at the beginning of his reign. Hepburn and O'Toole, those legends of the acting world, play off each other with style and panache, vacillating between restraint and excess, love and hate. The sets are accurate and visually compelling (it's eye-opening to see kings and queens in the bleakness of the 1183 French castle setting ). The dialogue is vitriolic, witty, and sometimes even touches the heart.
This movie positively crackles with passion, ambition, fear, and desire. Truly a tour de force, worth every Oscar.

Bring on the Oscars!

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August 26, 2010
A great review of a great classic movie!!! The cast is superb!!
 
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