Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

This colorful remake of the 1935 version again concerns the crew and treatment of the HMS Bounty by a cold hearted sadistic captain. Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) boards the ship in Portsmouth, England, to embark on a mission to bring… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Brando makes a total mess of his English accent, the romantic interlude in Tahiti goes on endlessly, and the visuals (perhaps the main point of interest in the movie) too often resort to travelogue vistas and picture postcard lighting.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's best to watch it for its glorious cinematography and settings, and forget about Brando's participation.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its picture postcard scenery couldn't hide how colorless the film felt at times.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

...Marlon Brando makes Fletcher Christian an eccentric who dominates the entire dramatic scheme.

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Emanuel Levy

A troubled production, with clashes between Brando and the original director, technical problems, but despite all that, the movie has some good moments.

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Brando is plainly miscast...

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Hardly anyone was pleased with the results.

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Norm Schrager

With Clark Gable's recent death creating an awareness and an expectation in moviegoers of 1962 for a robust and manly Gable characterization, instead Brando delivered a nasally, aristocratic poseur

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Marlon Brando is brilliant in this epic movie. An oldie but a goodie.
Mike T.
This movie is notorious for the endless production conflicts involved in its making, many of them detrimental to the career and reputation of Marlon Brando.… More
John Ballantine
Trevor Howard is no Charles Laughton and as a result, this remake doesn't quite have the same impact as the 30s version. Brando is the exception as… More
Barry Lappin
Superb. Brilliant retelling of the story....ramming Speed Mr Christian!
Cameron Johnson
High sea adventures with Marlon Brando, why, it's an offer you can't refuse, unless you're not really in the mood for a three-hour film. Man,… More