• Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans

Release Date: June 12th, 1981

PG |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Cast: Maggie Smith , Tim Pigott-Smith , Susan Fleetwood , Claire Bloom , Laurence Olivier , Flora Robson , Burgess Meredith , Ursula Andress

Director: Desmond Davis

Genres: Action , Adventure , Family , Fantasy

Production Co: Peerford Ltd.,Charles H. Schneer Productions

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A popcorn movie that reaches back to the fantasy epics of old and forward into the digital future, where the word "unimaginable" no longer exists. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    For its intended audience, I suspect this will play as a great entertainment. I enjoyed myself, particularly after they released the Kraken. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    A roaring old-school action adventure for kids, with as many mythical beasts as a year at Hogwarts and a healthy dose of smiting without the crazed bloodlust of “300.” show more

  • 70

    The effects might not hold up, but the performances by the likes of Smith, Olivier and other classically trained British actors, as well as Ursula Andress, elevate this to something more than a throwaway fantasy adventure from the early '80s. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Clash of the Titans is a grand and glorious romantic adventure, filled with grave heroes, beautiful heroines, fearsome monsters, and awe-inspiring duels to the death. It is a lot of fun. show more

  • 75
    Ed GonzalezSlant Magazine

    These fantastical He-Man epics were common in the early ’80s (Legend, Conan the Barbarian, and The Beastmaster were all variations of the same theme), and while Clash of the Titans remains one of the genre’s homelier entries, there’s no faulting a film this lovingly and aptly arcane. show more

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