Ludwig (1973)

The 19th-century King of Bavaria becomes involved in scandal. Conspired against by his own ministers, he died in mysterious circumstances which for reasons of state were attributed to his own madness.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 8, 1973
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Visconti has been such an intelligent film maker in the past that it's difficult to believe that Ludwig could be quite as bereft of ideas as it is.

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TV Guide

Ultimately hollow and historically inaccurate.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Perhaps only Visconti, who seems obsessed with the gloomy side of decadence, could have made Ludwig II of Bavaria seem boring.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though stylish, it remains hollow.

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Stefanie C
We Could be Heroesâ?¦Grand, Operatic, and Elegiac! Visconti is at his best enlivening the historical, with his attention to every detail. Shot on location,… More
Walter M.
Even before he is crowned King of Bavaria in 1864, Ludwig(Helmut Berger) makes plans for his kingdom to be a center of arts in Europe. Along these lines, he… More
Dimitris Springer
What more can you ask when you have an all-star cast of Berger,Mangano,Howard,Schneider,a cohesive prestige of "wealthy pendants" and a brilliant… More