Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion (1953)

George Bernard Shaw's famous play about the friendship between a kind Christian tailor and a lion during the days of ancient Rome was the basis for this witty comedy. Interestingly, the role of Androcles was originally intended to have… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Bernard Shaw's satirical comedy on Romans and Christians provides the basis for a fair film offering. Picture is a curious mixture of basic comedy and Shavian wit.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

The imported British supporting cast, including Robert Newton, behave like fish out of water under Chester Erskine's shambolic direction.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

[A] pompously stagebound and unhappily cast spectacular.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A good adult story for kids, set in ancient Rome.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The intellectual content of the drama suffers from staging that is dull; the fantasy and drollery of it seem curiously clumsy and slow.

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jay nixon
The production design and direction are unimaginative but this is loaded with wonderful performances from both the American actors as well as the great cast of… More