The Bounty
The Bounty (1984)

This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty is based not on the familiar Nordhoff and Hall book, but on Richard Hough's novel Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian. This time, the infamous Captain Bligh (Anthony… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 4, 1984
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks in large part to its cast, and Anthony Hopkins in particular, The Bounty's retelling of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty is an intelligent, engaging adventure saga.

Variety Staff

An intelligent, firstrate, revisionist telling of the famous tale of Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

On the basis of three films, it is now possible to say that the Pacific Ocean is not Dino De Laurentiis's cup of tea.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Solid remake of the classic tale.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's all a brave try, though Gibson is perhaps not up to the demands of a Christian's progress from naive rating to self-loathing exile, and Donaldson's direction often verges on the stolid.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

While no match for the revered classic that earned the Best Picture Academy Award for 1935 (Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton), this is an intelligent retelling that relates the historic mutiny through an altered prism.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An intricate layered character study and colorful adventure saga.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A great adventure, a lush romance, and a good movie.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Hopkins brilliant perfomance adds complexity to Captain Bligh, and this intense and intelligent historical adventure is the third and best film version of the famous mutiny.

Scott Weinberg

Star-power saves umpteenth adaptation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So for those who might be unaware, this movie recounts the actual events of the HMS Bounty and its crew in the year 1789. The movie is actually told in… More
Sophie Burgess
Could have done with less nudity but a good story and its amazing how he survived on that boat with nothing to eat or drink! Doesn't look like Mel Gibson… More
Kevin M. Williams
One of my fav adventure stories grandly told and with a grand cast. What adventure? Why nothing less than escape from the strictures of civilisation (seduced… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Check this out on netflix instant. Great movie
Film Crazy
This movie is really good,i thoroughly enjoyed it. Its interesting and i must say antony hopkins is on top form with brilliant acting from him and the entire… More