The Lion in Winter (1968)
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About the Movie
The 12th Century, and the obsession of Henry II of England to find a successor, after the death of the heir to the throne, causes him, one Christmas, to summon his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleonor of Aquitaine, who he has kept imprisoned for the last 10 years. The fiery relationship between Henry II and Queen Eleonor is powerfully portrayed; their passions turn from tenderness to hurry as they scheme and cajole, with their sons, to determine who will be the future King of England.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: ...outdoorsy and fun, full of the kind of plotting and action people used to go to just plain movies for.
Fresh: An intense, fierce, personal drama put across by outstanding performances of Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn.
Fresh: All that's ever mattered about The Lion in Winter are Hepburn and O'Toole, and the pleasure we take from watching two masters inspire each other to greatness. Scenery chewing has rarely been so artful.
Fresh: One of the most revered films of all time...with hallmark performances from Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn and the film debuts of Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry and John Castle.
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