Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a reverent retelling of the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, with a 1980s-sensibilities slant. Shipwrecked on the coast of Africa, Lord Jack Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his pregnant wife… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 30, 1984
DVD Release Date: June 8, 2004
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

'Greystoke' is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable films of its kind I've ever seen.

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Luis Martinez

Beautiful. A real view of an ape man clashing with the civilization.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

...Oftentimes punishingly stately

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

For all its flaws, Greystoke is still better than the romanticized live-action versions of Tarzan that Hollywood has produced.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

vivid and involving

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Hugh Hudson has fashioned a visually resplendent film that, while perhaps a bit too rigid to offer the proper degree of high adventure synonymous with the Tarzan trademark, contains no small measure of compelling sequences and strong performances.

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Rob Vaux

As long as they stay in the jungle, this Tarzan may be one of the very best versions of the character you're likely to see.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's a different approach and will not satisfy viewers intent on seeing thrilling fights and derring-do.

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Christopher Null

one of cinema's great disasters

Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
We all know the background to Tarzan. I liked the visual aspects of the movie (great apes), but didn't like the Scottish noble life as much.
xGary Xx
A more literary and intelligent treatment of the Tarzan story, the quality cast and well fleshed out characters make for a far more fulfilling film than the… More
Dean King
Quite an entertaining live action Tarzan film. One more for the kids though.
Dean McKenna
Christopher Lambert seemed like a great acting discovery at the time, it is now clear that the role of someone half-ape, half-man was perfect for him.
Michael S
A great film with equally great scenery. Greystoke has become awefully forgotten, despite the fact that it's miles better than director Hugh Hudson's… More
Sean Scobie
Tarzan comes to England. A little slow for a movie about the King of the jungle.