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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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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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The old-fashioned war epic that made Michael Caine a star.

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Louis Proyect

Its failure to present any kind of historical context ill serves the indigenous African peoples whom Endfield presumes to honor.

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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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Responsável por lançar a carreira de Caine, o filme merece créditos também por evitar retratar os zulus como caricaturas selvagens, mas, mesmo que seja hábil ao criar uma atmosfera de urgência e desespero, acaba tornando-se longo demais.

TV Guide

This amazing film is devastatingly accurate in its depiction of the Rorke's Drift action, and is superbly directed by Cy Endfield, whose battle scenes are some of the most terrifying ever committed to film.

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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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Christopher Null

Though, there's an awful lot of lounging around in the hut and a lot of buildup to the battle itself, which doesn't get underway for more than half the film.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Caine was just splendid, it is still one of his finest hours in film.

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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.