Mutiny on the Bounty
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This colorful remake of the 1935 version again concerns the crew and treatment of the HMS Bounty by a cold hearted sadistic captain. Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) boards the ship in Portsmouth, England, to embark on a mission to bring tropical breadfruit trees to Jamaica. Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) is the aristocratic second mate who welcomes the new captain aboard. Christian's view of the captain sours with the cruel treatment of the crew and the dangerous decision to round Cape Horn. The Bounty sails into the teeth of a ferocious winter storm which is another in a long line of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"Brando makes a total mess of his English accent, the romantic interlude in Tahiti goes on endlessly, and the visuals (perhaps the main point of interest in the movie) too often resort to travelogue vistas and picture postcard lighting."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It's best to watch it for its glorious cinematography and settings, and forget about Brando's participation."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Its picture postcard scenery couldn't hide how colorless the film felt at times."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...Marlon Brando makes Fletcher Christian an eccentric who dominates the entire dramatic scheme."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A troubled production, with clashes between Brando and the original director, technical problems, but despite all that, the movie has some good moments."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Brando is plainly miscast..."
‑ , Film4
"Hardly anyone was pleased with the results."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"With Clark Gable's recent death creating an awareness and an expectation in moviegoers of 1962 for a robust and manly Gable characterization, instead Brando delivered a nasally, aristocratic poseur"
‑ Norm Schrager,
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