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The Princess Bride

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Rob Reiner

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About the Movie

Return to a time when men were men and swamps were swamps. Fire swamps, that is. Full of quicksand and Rodents of Unusual Size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels. And the most beautiful woman in the world was named…Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale. Complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, escapes, and silly accents you'd expect. Plus one of two things only Rob Reiner (director of "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally...") could dream up. Like Inigo Montoya, who has dreamt his whole life of finding the six finger man who killed his father. Blonde Buttercup loves Westley, a poor stable boy. But when he's captured by pirates, she's chosen by evil Prince Humperdinck to be his princess bride. Along the way, she gets kidnapped, he gets killed. But it all ends up okay.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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97%
  • Reviews Counted: 67
  • Fresh: 65
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This material might easily have lent itself to broad parody or become too cute for its own good. But Mr. Reiner presents it as a bedtime story, pure and simple. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Nov 16, 2014

Fresh: As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 28, 2013

Fresh: Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that's mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride -- along with some bracing humor and foolery. – Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times, Nov 16, 2014

Fresh: The film works well enough, providing its fair share of laughs and thrills, and in technical terms it is by far Reiner`s most professional job of direction. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune, Jun 28, 2013

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Customer Reviews

All Time Classic

If you've never seen thi smovie, download it RIGHT NOW and watch it before you do anything else. I'm serious. I can wait. If you have seen it before, you know you want to download it to have it available to you on you ipod or iphone wherever you go. What are you waiting for! YEs, it is that good.

finally we can buy it

this movie is so amazing. in every way. You would expect it to be a simple fairy tale, but its anything but. I absolutely fell in love with the character Inigo Montoya. he just makes the movie for me

A portable "lift"

If you're looking for rewatch value, The Princess Bride is hard to beat. A wonderful, feel-good blend of true love and comedy. A must watch! A perfect film to carry around in your pocket for a "lift" -- use as needed!