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Willow

Release Date: May 20th, 1988

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2001

PG |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Enter the world of "Willow." Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side ... to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O'Herlihy

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd., Imagine Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Quest, Rescue, Friendship, Wife, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas, the film seems to mark the final paroxysm of a genre-the big-budget fantasy-adventure-that dominated American filmmaking for a decade but has recently been weakened by changing tastes, altered economics and sheer exhaustion. It's less a movie than a collection of morbid symptoms: a labored, arrhythmic narrative; a pathetic dependency on recycled themes and borrowed images; a sour, self-mocking humor that suggests the end is near. [20 May 1988, p.2]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Its pacing is too deliberate, and it doesn’t have a light heart. That’s revealed in the handling of some characters named the Brownies, represented by a couple of men who are about 9 inches tall and fight all the time. Maybe Lucas thought these guys would work like R2-D2 and C-3PO did in “Star Wars.” But they have no depth, no personalities, no dimension; they’re simply an irritant at the edge of the frame. show more

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    It's fluffy stuff, lovingly made and instantly forgettable. [20 May 1988, p.5]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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