Zulu (1964)

Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in Natal, Africa. An army of 4,000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison; now they are on their way to the much… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 17, 1964
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

This may not be exact history, but it certainly makes an impression.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Students of such things in movies should appreciate this one, for it has all the standard ingredients of the heroic hold-the-fort film.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

The movie is a revelation.

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Variety Staff

Joseph E. Levine makes an impressive debut in British film production with Zulu, a picture that allows ample scope for his flamboyant approach to showmanship.

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Alex von Tunzelmann

A brilliantly made dramatisation of Rorke's Drift, and it does a fine job of capturing the spirit for which the battle is remembered.

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Sky Cinema

This is that rarity in films - an all-action, no-frills, straightforward re-creation of an heroic moment in history.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Zulu is a fairly tough-minded and interesting account of a company of Welsh soldiers doing their bit for somebody else's Queen and Country in an alien land.

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Will Heaven
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It may not be truthful - but, my God, the result is thrilling.

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Empire Magazine

As a spectacular war film with a powerful moral dimension.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Out on the dusty African plains a small group of British and Welsh soldiers stand pat to fight thousands of angry native types (imagine Custer winning The… More
Stella Dallas
putting aside the ethics of colonialism and some unconvincingly bloodless action scenes, it's pretty entertaining. funny to hear michael caine with a posh… More
Randy Tippy
Grand in scope but still personable and humanistic.
Stuart Brooks
Great movie....
Cassandra Maples
22nd January 1879, Rorke's Drift. Natal Province. On that day an epic battle was fought between 4000 Zulu warriors and approx. 100 British soldiers. Now I… More
Dean McKenna
100 British soldiers vs 4,000 Zulu warriors. Amazing epic adventure of courage in the face of incredible odds.