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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Kinda cute, occasionally amusing and very, very slow... I just wish [it] had more momentum, more oomph. [9 Oct 1987] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Crystal is such a panic - and normally uptight Patinkin is so attractively relaxed as a Spanish swordsman - that Bride's charms just can't be ignored. [25 Sept 1987] show more

  • 100
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The movie has its own genuine charm and one hilarious high: Billy Crystal & Carol Kane are simply wonderful. [24 Sept 1987, p.24(E)] show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Cary Elwes is marvelously funny as the hero. [25 Sept 1987] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 survives all of Reiner's satire. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    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 removed from innocence. [9 Oct 1987] show more

  • 50
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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 anachronistic and satiric, it's vaudeville-vulgar. show more

  • 90
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time. show more

  • 80
    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 much better. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Reiner abandons his previous movie's sense of farce and satire for much broader and more innocuous comedy. show more

  • October 09, 2011 bbkcookie
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    One of the greatest fairy-tale romances of all time.

  • July 23, 2011 cutefaces
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    I could watch this movie another thousand times. It never gets old. Wonderful story great for the whole family. Well presented. Very funny!

  • February 28, 2011 tomusna66
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    Absolutely wonderful and hilarious movie. One of my all-time favorites!

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