The Beastmaster
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This low-budget entry into the sword-and-sorcery cycle of the early '80s wasn't successful during its initial release, but has steadily built a strong cult following over the years. The Beastmaster tells the story of Dar (Marc Singer), the son of a king who was stolen from his mother's womb by a witch under the command of vicious sorcerer Maax (Rip Torn). A poor villager saves Dar from being sacrificed and raises him as his own son, teaching Dar how to fight and witnessing the boy's ability to telepathically communicate with animals. Their happiness is destroyed when their… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A kid-friendly version of Arnold Schwarzenegger's grown-up guilty pleasure... which really sort of misses the point."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"An OK time killer when I was 11 years old."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"So-so adventure fantasy that spawned several sequels."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Hey, Beastmaster's On!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Extra goofy, but basic cable couldn't survive without it."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"What The Beastmaster lacks in lustre and expense, it more than makes up for in sheer "guilty pleasure" enjoyment."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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