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Jason and the Argonauts 1963

Critics score:
93 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

TIME Magazine: The straight story of Jason's exploits, told with magic and imagination and a minimum of studio trickery, might have been delightful. This version is more bull than Bulfinch. Read more

Howard Thompson, New York Times: This absurd, unwieldy adventure -- if that's the word -- is no worse, but certainly no better, than most of its kind. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Special-effects buffs generally cite this 1963 effort by Ray Harryhausen as the master's masterpiece, and his work does a great deal to enliven the tired plot and vacuous stars. Read more

Tom Milne, Time Out: Great fun, as these things go, with a Bernard Herrmann score to boot. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The $3 million film has a workable scenario and has been directed resourcefully and spiritedly by Don Chaffey, under whose leadership a colorful cast performs with zeal. Read more