Smalltown-high-school-does-Shakespeare level bad, nearly inevitably schlocky ... and yet some remnant memory of the dream age of dream chivalry and swordplay, some romance of adventure, tenaciously remains to infuse this one into the hearts of Lost Boys everywhere. Of course the...
With the ultimate throw-down -- "There can be only one" -- Highlander captured the imaginations of fantasy fans seeking a well-executed swordplay epic, becoming a cult classic in the process. Connor M... read more
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Part of the appeal of cult classics is being able to simultaneously love and hate a given film. Cult classics are flawed gems, with even the very best having characteristics which prevent them from ever being completely embraced. But it takes a special kind of cult classic to com...
April 29, 2013
A bat shit crazy premise, a fantastic soundtrack, Sean Connery as a mentor character, ground-breaking camera and editing work that still oozes 1980s in every second: this is a guilty pleasure feast and still one of the greatest action fantasy films of all time. While the unprepar...
January 3, 2012
Highlander is almost awesome in it's badness. From visible equipment, mismatched audio/visual, incredibly bad acting, cheesy and cringe-worthy dialogue, bad music, and some pretty awful special effects, Highlander had me torn: It has a really interesting and original concept th...
November 29, 2011
A race of immortals who have been living amongst us through the centuries are destined to fight to the death to claim "The Prize". With its formula of large men with phallic weapons lopping each others heads off in modern day New York City to a Brian May guitar riff, Highlander i...
November 13, 2011
There can only be one movie with immortal time crossing sword action packed adventure, romance, with a ton of awesome songs from Queen. This is that movie! Finally I watched the entire movie, and I loved it.
July 17, 2011
Exciting cult film of a 16th-century nobleman known as the Highlander battles villians across Continents and centuries. I was especially impressed with the way that flashbacks were interwoven with the ongoing story. In fact, this is the only flashback movie I have ever liked.
July 5, 2011
I'll be the first to admit that Highlander is not exactly the heights of quality, but I won't deny that this movie has high repeatability. Seeing Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery kicking ass in some nice sword fights is reason enough to see this little gem. So what if the act...
June 14, 2011
A classic fantasy adventure with great action sequences and the fantastic music of Queen to keep the momentum going. Highlander does have it's flaws, but it's characters, style, and action make this film very fun to watch.