The Man Who Would Be King 1975

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: It's a tall tale, a legend, of steadfastness, courage, camaraderie, gallantry and greed, though not necessarily in that order. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It's been a long time since there's been an escapist entertainment quite this unabashed and thrilling and fun. Read more

Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine: John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Moby Dick permeate the mythic yarn. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine. Read more