• The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride

Release Date: September 25th, 1987

DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2000

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.

Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Fred Savage, Peter Falk

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Children

Production Co: Princess Bride Ltd., Act III Communications, Buttercup Films Ltd.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Deception, Rivalry, Rise, Witty, Revenge, Marriage, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

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

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago 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]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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