Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha (1973)

This musical version of Don Quixote is framed by an incident allegedly from the life of its author, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is the mad, aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures. Backed by his faithful… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator

For the most part [Peter O'Toole] and Sophia Loren as Dulcinea fight the unwinnable fight against the assassins of Cervantes's reputation.

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Christopher Null

The translation from theatrical musical to movie musical doesn't get much more disastrous than in Man of La Mancha, a cheap, muddled, and badly put-together debacle

Steve Crum

Hugely disappointing musical, far inferior to stage version.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Richly entertaining adaptation of the popular Cervantes-inspired musical.

Gregory Weinkauf

True to the spirit of Cervantes? Perhaps not. A delightful musical? Definitely.

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Tom Ericksen
I saw the play in 1969, and heard the soundtrack for the movie and thought it was horrible -- Peter O'Toole couldn't carry a note in a bucket, and… More
Stephen M
Imprisoned, awaiting a hearing before the Spanish Inquisition on a trumped-up charge of heresy, Miguel de Cervantes is put on trial by his fellow prisoners, who… More