Androcles and the Lion
George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion’s paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values. And Pascal’s final Shaw production plays it broadly, casting comic character actor Alan Young as the titular naïf. He’s ably supported by Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, and Elsa Lanchester.
- Stars:Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton, Maurice Evans, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Gardiner, Gene Lockhart, Alan Mowbray, Noel Willman, John Hoyt, Jim Backus, Lowell Gilmore, Woody Strode,
- Director:Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray,
- Writer:Chester Erskine (adaptation), Ken Englund (adaptation), George Bernard Shaw (play)
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Androcles and the Lion torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: Gripping, visceral, and relentless from beginning to end. Superbly complex and layered plotline, but so well-crafted it leads you through without your ever realizing just how much is going on until you come face to face with yourself and how the film forces you to question your basic assumptions about good, evil, and just how far you'd go for love. You'll have trouble remembering to breathe, and forget the popcorn... you won't know it's there. Unbelievable... one of the best movies I've ever seen.
(fr) wrote: Definitely much more mature than the first one..as expected the acting and chemistry between the actors is superb along with great camera work..the best way to describe this movie would be to say that its "realistic"
(us) wrote: This movie was horrendous. Although somethings remained true to the novel, it hurt more than it helped. I don't recomend this to anyone who is looking for a good representation of the book. Or to anyone really. I'm still having nightmares about the freaking centaur monster.
(us) wrote: Man. This film has balls. Opens with an Arthur Miller about the otherness of neighborhoods and follows it up quickly with Seagal bashing a pimp through multiple car windows. Steven Seagal plays Italian copper Gino Fellino who gave up life as a wiseguy for the badge. He understands the mob and the mob respects him. But when made man William Forsythe goes on a coke fueled killing spree, publicly assassinating a police officer as well as an unfortunate road rager. Forsythe's coke acting is phenomenally shaky and agitated, but the film drifts when it should charge. Frankly, I could have used a little more Seagalisms and a lot more shotgun violence. VF.
(nl) wrote: Decent deep undercover mission comedy. Chase doesn't draw back his classic humor much and Aykroyd playing a military nerd makes a decent appearance as the "common hero" of the film. I couldn't find the film hilarious, but I did laugh out loud pretty well the first half of the film. This was also epically done well for a comedy featuring someone like Chevy Chase with some visually stunning scenes you would most likely see either in war or space movies. It felt a little slow at times, but this was a pretty decent film overall I'd say. Even though I lean more on the positive side, I'm not terribly surprised that this film didn't do entirely well either. It was still better than Three Amigos.
(gb) wrote: A great movie. Showing typical stereotypes of the nerds and the jocks, it brings a new light and perspective to the high school drama. A very enjoyable movie.
(gb) wrote: wow! Sean Young the same year as Blade Runner
(it) wrote: The music is a bit cheesy, and I think some people today would have a hard time taking the "flower power" imagery seriously, but I really did enjoy this movie, especially in relation to its history at the time and being a GDR film.
(au) wrote: Ever had one of those dreams where you tried to leave a room, and couldn't? Yes, there's a movie about that. It's a pretty fun watch. Bunuel is the master of surrealist movies that masquerade as the conversational-dinner party movie. When the lambs heard together, you know s*** is about to go down.
(ru) wrote: Truly one of the best animated films of all time.
(de) wrote: Riveting story of a return home to New Zealand. Every time you think you figured out the turn the story is about to take, a new twist is added. Cleverly told story slowly releasing a family's secrets. Excellent acting underlines the unfolding drama. Half a star off for the photography-which is good by any standards-but somehow just doesn't match the excellence of the rest of the film. Commanded my attention throughout!
(es) wrote: Amazing movie! Love the twists
(de) wrote: Oz the Great and Powerful isn't that interesting, it's a copy of Wicked and it's too complicated to follow. The only thing that really stands out aside from the effects is the charming performance by James Franco.