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This is an all-star adaptation of Graham Green's novel about the political nightmare that was Haiti under "Papa Doc" Duvalier. The film follows the observations of a white hotel owner and his increasing depression as he watches the Caribbean country decline into barbarism. The characters in his world include a rebel leader, politically "charged" hotel guests, an European ambassador (who he's having an affair with), and a British opportunist arms dealer.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It is conventional and obvious, indeed, and is rendered no better or more beguiling by some rather superfluous additions of amorous scenes.
Rotten: A plodding, low-key, and eventually tedious melodrama.
Rotten: The movie tries to be serious and politically significant, and succeeds only in being tedious and pompous.
Rotten: A sadly inept adaptation of Graham Greene's novel.
If you love Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton you will love this movie :)
Great and timely
Great Burton Taylor pairing with Alec Guiness, Peter Ustinov and James Earl Jones to boot. This is a good portrait of Haiti under th Papa Doc duvalier regime and the ton ton macoutes. the chemistry between Burton and Taylor is great. The plot was a little flat, but worth overlooking for the historic value and the great acting, whihc props up the mediocre plot line.
Want to know history then this is a must watch. Even though that country has its ups and downs it's good to know that a view had seen this and brave to make a movie about what was going on at the time.
I just wonder what type of permission?
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1967
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