Mongol (2008)

"Mongol" delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The sweeping Mongol mixes romance, family drama, and enough flesh-ripping battle scenes to make sense of Ghenghis Khan's legendary stature.

Jonathan F. Richards

When we think of the fearsome Genghis Khan, we don't picture him as ever having been a little boy. But he must have been, and that is where this grand throwback to the sweeping historical epics of yesteryear takes up the Great Khan's story.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The battle sequences are tremendous, and the performances are captivating, making for the sort of rousing, giant-scale entertainment that a figure as towering as Genghis Khan deserves.

Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

A movie in which acting still prevails is Mongol. People often say, 'They don't make movies like they used to.' Maybe the Russians make movies like Hollywood used to. Mongol, photographed beautifully in Kazakhstan and the Chinese province of

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Mongol has just enough characterization to sustain its own reason for being -- cinematic fullness.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Mongol, from its thrilling battles to its intimate romance, has the look, scale, story and feel of an old-fashioned epic in the best and biggest sense of the word.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

This would have been one of the greatest all time epics, but there were some major gaps in the story.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

A thoroughly rousing hunk of celluloid, a war saga that blends the sturdiest conventions of old-fashioned heroic storytelling with a few pixilated battle enhancements - check out the soaring blood globs - of the kind that spattered across 300.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The action sequences here are first-rate, the performances are uniformly excellent, the cinematography as good as I've seen in any film this year.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...probably not the movie most audiences expected.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
As I watched the great Mongolian horsemen of the 1200's as depicted in the film Mongol, I couldn't help but think that George RR Martin borrowed… More
Edward Boxler
There are scenes of greatness in Mongol. Take for example, the scene where Genghis Khan, known in this movie as Temudgin, tells his son how he chose his mother… More
Cynthia S.
Very good movie, and VERY well done. The fight scenes are just amazing. I didnt realize until the end that he was Genghis Khan. I just love movies with… More
Gordon Anderson
Handsomely shot but dull telling of Genghis Khan's early years. Lots of slow-mo blood spurting but little originality to enliven proceedings.
Alex roy
A very good film chronicling the exploits and reign of Genghis Khan. This is a terrific film with an excellent cast of actors. Mongol is a very beautiful film… More
xGary Xx
Mongol charts the life of Genghis Khan, from boy who sees his father assassinated, is abandoned by his clan and has his bride abducted, to the feared leader… More