Fifty Five Days at Peking
Fifty Five Days at Peking (1963)

Epic retelling of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 China, where an American major leads an army of multinational soldiers as they attempt to protect a besieged government compound against rebels and hold out until reinforcements arrive.

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 1963
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Jack Hildyard's photography is excellent, particularly in getting on the big screen the savage attack scenes which take up the major part of the picture.

Full review…
TV Guide

hough ponderous, the film yields plenty of thrills.

Full review…
Time Out

A magnificent failure.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lively but overlong adventure picture.

Full review…
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Nicholas Ray's last commercial film and second blockbuster for Samuel Bronston (after King of Kings) effectively ended his career as a Hollywood director, and the unwieldiness of this spectacular... helps in part to explain why.

Full review…
Jeremy Heilman

A jingoistic cartoon.

Full review…
More reviews for Fifty Five Days at Peking

Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A excellent old school movie with Charlton Heston in it, The US Calivery has been sent to China, excellent story line.. Woth 5 stars, short reviews trying to… More