The Princess Bride
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Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it's an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that's mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride -- along with some bracing humor and foolery."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"'s ultimately not difficult to see why The Princess Bride has become something of a classic in the years since its 1987 release."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Mandy Patinkin, as Inigo Montoya, deserves special mention. Inigo is the one character in the film who contains real emotional depth, and Patinkin plumbs it."
‑ Ben Yagoda, Philadelphia Daily News
"Action and laughs blend deliciously in this fairy-tale spoof about true lovers who must defeat all sorts of villains to reach true happiness."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Patinkin, the most dazzling movie swordsman since Errol Flynn, steals the movie with his athletic grace and delivery of lines like: "My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!""
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The film works well enough, providing its fair share of laughs and thrills, and in technical terms it is by far Reiner`s most professional job of direction."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"...somehow spoofs the conventions of fantasy romance without teetering into irony."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Patinkin's performance is especially touching. He can say, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" -- and make you laugh, cry and cheer at the same time. The movie, two hours of pure enchantment, has the same effect."
‑ Peter Travers, People Magazine
"An unexpected delight for all the family."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"For parents who have felt as if they were approaching the Cliffs of Insanity while enduring the inanities of standard kiddie pictures, The Princess Bride may be a godsend."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"In spirit The Princess Bride recalls The Neverending Story, which also was about a contemporary boy`s fantastic adventure. Reiner's film is likely to please adults more than kids and to last in memory more than most films this fall."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"It's as good as you remember."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Shall we re-wind and give it another spin? As you wish..."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
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