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Average review score based on 12 user reviews
This review of the DVD movie (2002 issue of a much older movie) is written with no knowledge of the potential seller. Interested in current news? Like Darfur in Sudan? Then "Khatroum" can enlarge your knowledge back over 100 years when the British were involved in Sudan and it appears to be more timely now than it was 20 years ago. An excellent cast, based on historical facts, and absolutely great photography. It's basically the late-1800s story of Gordon (Heston) who is called upon to single-handedly defend Khartoum against the Mahdi army which has risen in revolt to the British influence. The DVD format seems to clean up the film a bit and the audio-visuals are better than the VHS versions. Please note the review is based on the movie, not the seller.
This is wonderful classic epic adventure that should be in everyone's DVD collection. Box Office stars, outstanding acting, and plenty of action. It is a true to life story of actual happenings.
I also had to wait way too long for Internet sale item to be delivered. I never saw this movie during the time it was in Theaters. I have always liked Chucky in the Big Production features that he took part in. Historical period Movies are a favorite genre of mine. A cast of Thosands, is always better than CGI. This story was more about poor Politcal ventures, and attitudes of the time, as well as, undersestimating the strength of the Foe when it comes to a Millitary involvement. It's best to kick butt, get it over with, then go home. Or, don't bother in the first place.
An excellent movie about the height of the British Empire in Africa. Only slightly Hollywoodized (No battle stops when a major character steps out of his room to join the battle!) Charleton Heston was a perfect choice for the role of 'Chinese' Gordon, Ralph Richardson did a great job portraying PM Gladstone, and Sir Lawrence Olivier did a masterful job as the Mahdi. If you want to gain an insight into the contemporary troubles of the middle east, then watch this movie!
I was expecting a well acted Hollywood action flick and I got it. What I was not expecting was such a great historically accurate movie. I have just finished reading several books on the exploration of the Nile and thought it would be interesting to see how they compared. With very few exceptions, such as the meetings between General Gordon and the Maddi the story was very accurate. I think they may have missed out on not covering the rescue attempt in more detail but all in all a very enjoyable and informative movie. Afterall "Moses" played General Gordon! It had to be great.