Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Peter Stack
    50
    Kinda cute, occasionally amusing and very, very slow... I just wish [it] had more momentum, more oomph. [9 Oct 1987]
  3. 50
    It also doesn't help that Cary Elwes and Robin Wright as the loving couple are nearly comatose and inspire little passion from each other, or the audience.
  4. The New Yorker
    Reviewed by: Pauline Kael
    50
    The movie is ungainly – you can almost see the chalk marks it's not hitting. But it has a loose, likable shabbiness. [19 Oct 1987, p.110]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. May 19, 2012
    10
    A very competent and entertaining movie. Wonderful characters, engaging plot, and excellent acting. This film is a rare gem, an actually goodA very competent and entertaining movie. Wonderful characters, engaging plot, and excellent acting. This film is a rare gem, an actually good film based on a book. Brilliant. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2011
    10
    This is hands down my favorite movie of all time!!! I loved it as a kid and still haven't found a movie I'd rather watch more than this one,This is hands down my favorite movie of all time!!! I loved it as a kid and still haven't found a movie I'd rather watch more than this one, It puts a big smile on my face and warms my heart Full Review »
  3. CodyC
    Apr 16, 2007
    10
    This is the best fantasy movie I ever saw, the fire swamp was amazing!!!