The Bounty
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This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty is based on Richard Hough's novel Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian. The infamous Captain Bligh is as strict a disciplinarian as ever. Mr. Christian, formerly Bligh's friend, becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intelligent, firstrate, revisionist telling of the famous tale of Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"On the basis of three films, it is now possible to say that the Pacific Ocean is not Dino De Laurentiis's cup of tea."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"An intricate layered character study and colorful adventure saga."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's all a brave try, though Gibson is perhaps not up to the demands of a Christian's progress from naive rating to self-loathing exile, and Donaldson's direction often verges on the stolid."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Hopkins brilliant perfomance adds complexity to Captain Bligh, and this intense and intelligent historical adventure is the third and best film version of the famous mutiny."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Star-power saves umpteenth adaptation."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A great adventure, a lush romance, and a good movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Solid remake of the classic tale."
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Despite its flaws, this is a film that looks great, includes a memorable Hopkins performance, and is well enough written to keep us thinking rather than latching onto stereotypes."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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