Too Long. And Too Short. And needs mustard (cuz it's a lot of baloney!)
9 December 2011
Summary: I just finished watching this oeuvre, and I am reminded of the immortal words of Leonard Pinth-Garnell: "There, that wasn't so good, was it?" Not exactly magnificent. I will confess this, though: at one point, I actually was enjoying the picture.
Heston embodies a mythical figure of legendary proportions…
Righty-Sock (firstname.lastname@example.org), IMDb
30 March 2008
Summary: Aroused by a fanatical Moorish warlord, emir-king attack a Castilian village, where they are captured by Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar… Vigorously brave and compassionate, the noble Rodrigo hates bloodshed and vows to see his country at peace, frees the prisoners on their solemn pledge never again to attack...
Summary: I think this is a particularly interesting and entertaining film. Sophia Loren is one of my favourite actresses and Charlton Heston never fails to deliver when he is cast in epic films, El Cid, Ben Hur, Moses.etc.
Summary: Having recently seen it for the umpteenth time (lost count) I can only say that Charlton Heston was the right choice, (Who else?) and Sophia Loren was totally beyond compare. So many of the "minor" characters were so good, Douglas Wilmer's Moutamin, brilliant and Genevieve Page, a wonderful Urraca,...
Summary: I was debating how to vote on this one as it is one of my favorite movies of all time, and only if I felt something was missing would I not give it a 10. Well I couldn't think of a single thing missing or that could've been done better in this movie, so this is the first 10/10 or 5/5 I have given.
Summary: Grim, Ponderous, Moving, Magnificent I'm a girl and have a girl's taste in movies. If I'm going to watch a movie with a lot of sword fights, oppressed peasants, and corrupt kings, I want it to be a swashbuckler, preferably one starring Errol Flynn.
Summary: I watched this on the big screen when I was very very young, but this epic film left an indellible impression on me. I have to consider this to be one of the best films I ever watched. Heston and Loren made a beautiful pair in this epic.
Summary: It does, of course, make for very expensive home viewing, to whit; one widescreen television (28 inch minimum); one set of surround-sound speakers; one good quality DVD player. But after that though, just sit down and sit back.
Summary: Although generally regarded as "good but not great", I consider "El Cid" to be the best film ever made. The film always flies past for me, no matter how many times I've seen it and is virtually perfect.
Summary: In 1961 Anthony Mann's epic tale of the Spanish hero "El Cid" burst across the wide screens of theatres. This was the kind of film that 70mm was made for. Charlton Heston is Rodrigo de Bivar, and Sophia Loren is his legendary love, Chimene. Their course of love will not be a smooth one.