The Lion in Winter Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Lion in Winter the Movie

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In this Showtime miniseries remake of the 1968 masterpiece, Close and Stewart gracefully, if not quite as joyously, inhabit the lead roles made classic by Hepburn and O'Toole. Using Goldman's screenplay, Konchalovsky's presentation is admirably true to its source, and the scenery in Hungary and Slovakia splendidly suits the subject. Certainly an excellent effort by a talented cast and crew, but it won't dethrone its predecessor.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 167 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Royalty, British, Christmas, Adapted from a Play, Medieval Romps, Family Ties, Royalty, French
James Goldman
Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, John Light, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ralph Spall, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Andrew Howard, Clive Wood
Sergei Kozlov
Andrei Konchalovsky
Richard Hartley

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