Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a reverent retelling of the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, with a 1980s-sensibilities slant. Shipwrecked on the coast of Africa, Lord Jack Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his pregnant wife Lady Alice (Cheryl Campbell) attempt to survive in the hostile environment, but both die shortly after the birth of their son John. Abandoned in the wilderness, the orphaned John is adopted by a family of rather highly evolved apes, and raised as one of their own. Years later, John-now known as Tarzan, and now played by Christopher Lambert-comes across a party… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As long as they stay in the jungle, this Tarzan may be one of the very best versions of the character you're likely to see."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"It's a different approach and will not satisfy viewers intent on seeing thrilling fights and derring-do."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"one of cinema's great disasters"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Beautiful. A real view of an ape man clashing with the civilization."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"...Oftentimes punishingly stately"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"vivid and involving"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Hugh Hudson has fashioned a visually resplendent film that, while perhaps a bit too rigid to offer the proper degree of high adventure synonymous with the Tarzan trademark, contains no small measure of compelling sequences and strong performances."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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