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Sergei Bodrov

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About the Movie

Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov illuminates the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his stunning historical epic, Mongol. Based on leading scholarly accounts, Mongol delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader. Mongol shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which so much of his greatness rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 102
  • Fresh: 87
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: There are plenty of haunting landscapes... along with the sort of warfare scenes that define epics, but also an unexpected take on one of history's most fearsome leaders. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Bodrov and Arif Aliyev wrote the film, which was one of this year's foreign-language Oscar nominees, and their account is framed as a drama of inflamed loins and intense loyalty. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The result is a wallow in old movie pleasures, full of battles, flying dust, thousands of men on horseback, beautiful women, treachery, slaughter, really cool hats and even more slaughter. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Been waiting to see this Film!!

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Truly amazing film. It will leave you breathless.

Surprised me

this was a very good movie it was predictable , but other then that it was good

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2008

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