Mongol Synopsis
Genghis Khan (Tadanobu Asano) returns to his homeland to unite the Mongols under one ruler.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I don't know the Mongolian word for panache, but Mongol's got plenty of it. The battle scenes are as notable for their clarity as their...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Proves eye-opening in two ways: Sweeping, bloody battles will make your orbs pop, and you'll re-evaluate this supposedly “uncivilized” man...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mongol is great cinema, great fun.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a visual spectacle, it is all but overwhelming, putting to shame some of the recent historical epics from Hollywood. If it has a flaw,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mongol is quality escapism: an exotic saga that compels, moves and envelops us with its grand and captivating story.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Quite grand, quite exotic, David Lean-style epic.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even at the movie's most ridiculous (and Mongol is not without its ridiculous moments), this is a picture you laugh with more than laugh at.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
In general the film is so impressive that we can't leave the theater without wanting more.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Every performer is tough and charismatic, especially Honglei Sun, who, as Jamukha, gives so many neck-cracks, guttural howls and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Sergei Bodrov's Mongol relates the story of Genghis Khan's early years in a plodding, uninspired fashion that doesn't bode well for the...
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Mongol (aka Braveheart 2008) - best picture of the year!!!!!

By ginal69
Secretly this maybe the best movie of the year so far in my humble opinion... It's a Mongolian Braveheart. EVERYTHING that made Braveheart one of the greatest films (for its genre) of all time -...


By ericweider
No movie is perfect and even if you love this one - like I did - you'll find a couple of things about it to pick at. But overall this film is a masterpeice. It is powerful, gorgeous, and...


By NickIGS
I really hope this is going to be like Apocalypto which was spectacular looks to be amazing See you at the movies =D...


Russian director - Sergei Bodrov - successfully translated the dramatic early life of Temudjin aka Genghis Khan onto the screen - giving us a well-crafted historical tale of epic proportions worthy of...


By riskdoc
This is a great movie about a person, culture, period, and part of the world most Americans know little about. In spite of subtitles, it is easy to follow and very well acted and directed. Ghengis...


By MBD46
My husband and I went to see Mongol because of the trailers (which were few and far between) we saw on TV. As history buffs, we were interested in the life of Ghengis Khan. This movie surprised though...


By pacific_view
I thought it was time well spent and quite realistic. All of the actors were great and from what the director said they worked under so very difficult conditions. Like most docu-dramas most folks...


By Joseph_Horn
This international film about the early life of Temudgin, known to history as Genghis Khan, is one of the best films I have seen in some time. The cinematography is superb, the acting conveys just...


By -wfg
The reason that we've never been told the real story of Ghengis Khan and his influence in building the modern world is that Mongolia has always been off limits to the outside world. Plus, Khan...


By drphysh
uexepectedly spectacular. subtitles, photography, cast/performances, geographic experiences, all contribute to the satisfaction one feels upon seeing this film....

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Rated R | For sequences of bloody warfare