Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

The 1932 publication of Charles Nordhoff and James Norton Hall's Mutiny on the Bounty sparked a revival of interest in the titular 1789 ship mutiny, and this 1935 MGM movie version won the Oscar for Best Picture. Clark Gable stars as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 1935
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The historical inaccuracies in this high-seas adventure are more then offset by its timeless themes, larger-than-life performances from Clark Gable and Charles Laughton, and Frank Lloyd's superb direction.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

The case of the crew against the insane cruelty and avariciousness of Capt. Bligh is so powerfully presented that the injustice done to the men gets under one's skin to stir up a variety of emotion.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The story is spellbinding, the acting lusty and the spectacle everything you could expect from a Golden Age MGM production -- though sometimes it's a bit too much on the monumental side.

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Witney Seibold

This is a ripping yarn, an old-timey sea adventure.

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TIME Magazine

Despite the efforts of Producer Irving Thalberg, Director Frank Lloyd, three scenarists and $2,000,000 to give it balance, polish and direction, the picture lacks all three.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's tainted by a fair amount of middlebrow stuffiness, but it's a fleet piece of storytelling and serves to enshrine one of the great ham performances of all time, Charles Laughton's Captain Bligh.

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Peter Freedman
Radio Times

[A] lavish and stirring adventure on the high seas.

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Variety Staff

There's nothing to stand in the way of Mutiny qualifying for box office dynamite rating.

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Adrian Turner
Time Out

An exotic and gripping piece of Hollywood mythology, made with all the technical skill and gloss one associates with Irving Thalberg's MGM.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it lives beyond its 65 years to be a film that is watchable and exciting today

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A first officer, popular with the sailors, challenges an imperious captain. If you were to choose an actor to play an imperious, severe, and often malicious… More
Veronique Kwak
actually the movie is a metaphor of american revolution against england centuries ago. clark gable represents the testicular american who stands up against the… More
William Dunmyer
"Mutiny on the Bounty," winner of 1935's Best Picture Oscar, is an adventurous delight. Charles Laughton owns the role of Captain Bligh, playing… More
Aj V
I was bored watching this movie, but I wasn't paying much attention, I should probably see it again.
Chris Weber
Old Hollywood sure knew how to do epics, and this film is no exception. Despite a number of inaccuracies and liberties with the story (mostly for the purpose of… More
Devon Bott
After writing over 200 movie reviews, I've gotten pretty good at taking mental notes. I don't use a notepad (anymore), I just make observations (such… More