The Wind and the Lion
The Wind and the Lion (1975)

In the early 1900s, an American businessman was kidnapped by a rebellious Arab chieftain, principally as a means to embarrass the Sultan of Morocco. This abduction sparked the threat of armed intervention by President Theodore Roosevelt,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

The Wind And The Lion is a neat mixture of romanticization and realpolitik [...] The film is memorable for its action scenes [...] but also for the reflective moments from which those action scenes are born.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A kind of big-budget, all-star extravaganza the equivalent of which we really don't have today -- and for which mainstream movies are a little worse off.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

An 'incoherent text' headier than any screen Kipling adaptation

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The marriage of epic romance and the epic romanticization of brutality.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A bogus history lesson that's a mixture of fact and fiction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
The action is great, the dialog crackles, and how can you not live a young Candice Bergen. Also watching Sean Connery playing Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli… More
xGary Xx
Based on actual events, The Wind And The Lion is the story of a banished Moroccan chieftan who kidnaps an American woman and her two children in an attempt to… More