Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk's character assures a romance-weary S... read more
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release Date: September 25, 1987
DVD Release Date: January 26, 1999
Stats: 49,519 reviews
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March 20, 2007
Simply one of the best movies ive ever seen. it just had everything in a simple fun great way. My 5 year old even loves this movie.
November 20, 2012
William Goldman's tongue-in-cheek update/poke-in-the-ribs on the 30's era swashbuckler's is quite the charmer, with the entire cast hamming it up with knowing asides to the camera. Fans of the genre will be pleasantly amused. Microwave some popcorn.
August 18, 2012
The trick to making a really great spoof or satire is that the story should still work on its own terms and feel integral, even if its main purpose is to make jokes about other stories. Airplane! and Naked Gun both work because even in their wildest and most outlandish moments, t...
February 23, 2012
An overrated fairy tale that has curiously gained the status of cult along the years. The type of enjoyable bedtime story that may appeal to the youngsters, even if it doesn't have a very good timing for humor and the characters are not too interesting.
December 5, 2011
There's really nothing bad to be said about Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. It's a fairy tale about true love conquering all, but framed through a very real life event - an old man telling his grandson a bedtime story. This framed narrative was the thing that truly caught my eye...
November 25, 2011
Described by fans and film critics alike as a 'modern day Wizard of Oz,' The Princess Bride is one of the most enduring and most popular fairy tale films with enough star power to light a Christmas tree. The film is at once whimsical and enchanting, while also appealing to both c...
October 7, 2011
A misleadingly-titled comedy, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is such fun--like Monty Python-ish humor suited for the whole family.
This will certainly please kids and grown-ups alike. It is simply inconceivable to think that some scenes won't have you rolling around on the floor, mo...
August 15, 2011
Not as good as I thought it would be, but still an enjoyable adventure. It's also part of the lovable genre that is 80's fantasy, alongside movies like Krull and The Neverending Story. After seeing the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films, however, this suddenly...
August 12, 2011
"The Princess Bride" is one of the few movies that can combine comedy, action, romance and fantasy and still have a good movie (Succeeding where "The Last Action Hero" failed) It was funny, suspenseful, and above all enjoyable.
First of all, I really liked the cast in this one...
August 12, 2011
An excellent fantasy tail about a thief, a princess, an evil intention, a man with a chainsaw, and a torture machine. Really. When you see the title that's called "The Princess Bride", you'll think about some sort of Disney film like Cinderella, right? This isn't one of those cas...
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