The Beastmaster
The Beastmaster (1982)

The Beastmaster, a young hero with the ability to communicate with animals, vows to avenge the death of his father in this sword-and-sorcery adventure. During his quest for the villain responsible for his father's death, he overcomes… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 20, 1982
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux

A kid-friendly version of Arnold Schwarzenegger's grown-up guilty pleasure... which really sort of misses the point.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An OK time killer when I was 11 years old.

Steve Crum

So-so adventure fantasy that spawned several sequels.

Staci Layne Wilson

Hey, Beastmaster's On!

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Extra goofy, but basic cable couldn't survive without it.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

What The Beastmaster lacks in lustre and expense, it more than makes up for in sheer "guilty pleasure" enjoyment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
David Ladd
The Beastmaster is an above average entry in the sword and sorcery stakes. Released around the same time as the influential (and even better) Conan The… More
Curtis Lilly
Wahida K
I watched the Beastmaster Movie after the TV Series with Daniel Goddard and I have to admit. I rather stuck on the TV Series. The Movie is Horrible!
xGary Xx
Swords and sorcery nonsense with a straight-to-video feel. Amusingly camp, and the Dr. Doolittle twist elevates it from the usual S&S mire, and it even… More
Phil Hubbs
Yet another strangely addictive and well made fantasy film close on the heels of Conan. Singer is a much leaner barbarian and his animal abilities actually work… More
Tim Barker
When I was a kid, I probably watched this movie at least once a week. It wasn't the first movie on the tape, so I memorized the exact spot on the reel (we… More