The Princess Bride Synopsis
A pirate (Cary Elwes) rescues his beloved (Robin Wright) from a dreadful prince.
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Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
The movie has its own genuine charm and one hilarious high: Billy Crystal & Carol Kane are simply wonderful. [24 Sept 1987, p.24(E)]
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Cary Elwes is marvelously funny as the hero. [25 Sept 1987]
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is filled with good-hearted fun, with performances by actors who seem to be smacking their lips and by a certain true innocence that...
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TV Guide

A hilarious mixture of Errol Flynn swashbuckler and Monty Python send-up...When it comes to pleasing both kids and adults, you can't do...
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
The Princess Bride wants to be sweet and warm, but it doesn't want to take the chance of seeming uncool -- and that is an attitude far, far...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Crystal is such a panic - and normally uptight Patinkin is so attractively relaxed as a Spanish swordsman - that Bride's charms just can't...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
Reiner's penchant for hip little riffs -- Billy Crystal as a yiddish wizard, etc. -- dilutes primal power in favor of genial fun.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Kinda cute, occasionally amusing and very, very slow... I just wish [it] had more momentum, more oomph. [9 Oct 1987]
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Rob Reiner's not up to it: when the movie is meant to be romantic, the tone is frequently mushy and sexless, and when it's meant to be...
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love it!

By michaelfranceski
This has long been a favorite movie of mine, and my wife's. Our wedding song was Mark Knopfler's Storybook Love from the movie. Being able to catch it on the big screen was just incredible! You're...

The Princess Bride

By Canefire
I did not have time to go to a movie right now, but this is The Princess Bride. I went to the premiere of this movie in the mid-80's. It became my favorite movie at that time and remained so. Now the...

Great fun watching it with other fans...

By mamaeri
I loved watching it in the theater after so many years. It was so much fun when the whole audience spontaneously quoted parts of the film, exactly at the same time....

The Princess Bride

By dodgerfan_nyc
This is an awesome and CLASSIC movie. It's got everything and nothing. Included: Rodents of Unusual Size. Shriieking Eels. Fire. Wheelbarrows & Holocaust Cloaks. Albinos. Old Lady's with Warts on...

Night ruined by venue and customer service

By AdamPaul0706
The screening, advertised by the American Cinemateque to be followed by Q&A with Cary Ewles, Wally Shawn and Carol Kane, mentioned on the website at the last minute (in tiny print) that none of the...

Brilliant and Magical

By Quirky_Mango
Oh, if only I hadn't watched this movie 132,792,239,234 times... If you haven't seen it, you must. It's simply wonderful!...

Perfect Fairy Tale for all ages and genders

By coupons517
"Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... " What more can you ask in a movie than all of the above plus comedy and a great...

my fave movie!!

By omginbd
great movie from start to finish!!!...

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Love this film!!!

By kdove54
Thank you for bringing the classics back. This was such a blast, we would definitely do it again!!!...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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