Ladyhawke (1985)

In medieval France, a young, nebbishy pickpocket befriends a knight who has fallen under a strange curse. It is soon up to the pickpocket to help reunite the knight and his lady love and defeat the evil bishop behind the curse in this… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 12, 1985
DVD Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Messy, dated romantic fantasy is dull and violent.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

lovely scenery, silly story

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Magical mystical nonsense.

Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

It's a likable-enough adventure that feels much smaller than the widescreen landscapes in which it takes place.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Ultra-romantic drama-adventure

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A near-perfect action-romance marred only by the worst soundtrack ever composed.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

We need more fantasy like this: high adventure, brilliant swordplay, convincing magic, three-dimensional characters, arresting cinematography, and best of all, a good story.

Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Weak pacing makes for a difficult watching, despite the talented leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Directed by Richard 'Lethal Weapon' Donner but looking more like an epic Ridley Scott picture. This is a curious tale of love and romance tied in with… More
Jens S.
This medieval fairy tale by action specialist Richard Donner does look and feel dated from today's point of view but still has the heart-warming charm of a… More
familiar stranger
Excellent dialogues are this movie's USP. It's good to stumble upon such films once in a while when surrounded by movies relying on actor's body… More
David Ladd
'Ladyhawke' is a gorgeously realized fantasy romance movie with great performances, some good swordfights, and endearing characters. There is one… More
Daniel Mumby
When it comes to 1980s fantasy, there are three broad categories into which films can fall. There are those like Flesh & Blood, which get the balance… More
Aj V
This fantasy movie may have some cheesy music and a strange story, but it's pretty cool overall. I really liked it.