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The Adventurers


Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / Thriller

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Candice Bergen Photo
Candice Bergen as Sue Ann Daley
Angela Scoular Photo
Angela Scoular as Denisonde
Olivia de Havilland Photo
Olivia de Havilland as Deborah Hadley
Jaclyn Smith Photo
Jaclyn Smith as Belinda - Journalist
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1.59 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 57 min
P/S 31 / 111
3.27 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
2 hr 57 min
P/S 38 / 118

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by thinker16919 / 10

" Corteguay will always belong to the Revolution "

It is with great imagination that one sees the movie " The Adventurers. " Trust yourself when you view it, as you are watching history in the making. Unlike the birth of the United States, some newly created countries never grow up. Some like the fictional country in the movie, with its two dimensional generals and leaders, become enemies of their own doing. The story is novel enough, it involves two young children, Dax Xenos (Bekim Fehmiu) and his girlfriend Amparo (Roberta Donatelli) who grow up in a war torn country. Witnessing the violent birth of his country, under the rebel commander and later president Rojo (Alan Badel),Dax is taken to Europe where under the watchful eye of his guardian, 'Fat Cat' (Ernest Borgnine) he experiences the pampered life of an ambassador's son. He enjoys the lax and frivolous life, which includes, fast cars, rich women and the carefree life of a European Playboy. Just as life begins to lay responsibilities on him, he is called on to investigate the emergence of yet another 'rebel general' who seeks yet another revolution in Corteguay. It seems his banker friend Marcel Campion (Charles Aznavour) has been transporting more than medical supplies and industrial tools to his country. The movie is filled with philosophical phrases which mean little unless you watch Dax grow up. Lines like, 'You don't make love to women, you make love AT them.' A fast film, for a quick life in a country in chaos. ****

Reviewed by frankfob6 / 10

Not great, but not as bad as its reputation

I had read Harold Robbins' book "The Adventurers" on a cross-country flight when it first came out, and found it to be a bit more enjoyable than his usual trash--somewhat better written, a more interesting story than usual, different types of characters. So when the movie was released, I figured, "Ah, what the hell, I'll check it out." I must say that I enjoyed this film in spite of itself. The dialog is laughably inane, the acting by pretty much the entire cast is abysmal (star Bekim Fehmiu, a Yugoslav heartthrob, only made a few more films before he deservedly disappeared),if you expected Candace Bergen to do her usual embarrassingly inept job you won't be disappointed, Ernest Borgnine hams outrageously, and there are a host of cameos--none of them particularly noteworthy--by everyone from Olivia De Havilland to John Ireland, most of whom probably took the parts in order to get a free trip to Europe. The film does, however, have a few things going for it. One is the luminous Leigh Taylor-Young. She is absolutely exquisite; her part, though essential, doesn't call for a lot of screen time, but every time she does appear on-screen she lights it up. Also, the battle sequences are exciting, well staged and very convincing; they pick up the film's pace tremendously (the action scenes were shot in Colombia and the extras were Colombian soldiers, who knew a thing or two about what happens in battle). A lot of money was spent making this picture and, unlike many big-budget European co-productions made at the time, it shows on the screen. The photography is outstanding, the European scenery is beautiful, the jungle scenes in "Corteguay" (which were also shot in Colombia) are stunning and the costumes and production values are sumptuous. Besides, it IS an interesting story (the son of a man murdered by a corrupt and oppressive government returns to overthrow that government, only to find that the new government he's helped to install is just as corrupt and oppressive).

All things considered, it's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. The picture got savaged by reviewers when it first came out, but it's really not all that bad. It's somewhat overblown and overheated, but enjoyable nonetheless. Check it out.

Reviewed by Lechuguilla3 / 10

Overwrought Melodrama

Ten-year old Dax (Loris Loddi) watches as soldiers massacre his family in the war-torn South American country of Corteguay, in 1945. It's an experience that has a profound effect on the boy, and influences his actions and behavior as an adult. Dax grows up to become a European playboy (Bekim Fehmiu),who periodically returns to the ongoing national upheaval in his home country. The film's underlying premise is fine. But the screen story is a mess.

For one thing, Dax, the central character, is not very likable as an adult. He's too smug, too self-important, too haughty, and emotionally cold. If he's so concerned about the never-ending violence in Corteguay, why does he spend so much time hobnobbing with the rich and snobbish in Europe? His motivations don't really make sense.

Second, the plot contains too many secondary characters that come and go, throughout. It's hard to keep track of them. For its large cast, the film is almost devoid of characters with whom the audience can identify and become attached. For all their "importance" and "savoir-faire", these secondary characters are hopelessly shallow and cold.

Third, the film's dialogue is awful. It reminds me of one of those dreadful 1950's sword and sandal movies, with lines of dialogue so ponderous and so burdened with momentous gravity, you would think they should be delivered only by Hamlet. The film veritably drools with this overwrought melodrama.

Further, the film's plot irritatingly oscillates between South America and Europe. One minute we're in Courteguay watching two poor, starving children begging for food. The next minute we're at a gaudy fashion show in Europe, or at some highbrow party listening to some lady belt out an operatic aria. It's as if the writer couldn't decide what story he wanted to tell.

And the film's violence is excessive. The civil war subplot in Corteguay requires some brute force and destruction, naturally. But the violence here is much too personal, too graphic, and too gratuitous.

To its credit, the film does have good cinematography, especially outdoors with that beautiful South American scenery. And the costumes and indoor production design are lavish, almost too much so, at times.

Ultimately, "The Adventurers" is a pretentious bore that takes itself way too seriously. The characters are unappealing, the plot is muddled, the violence is excessive, and the dialogue is laughably ponderous. All of these liabilities are then magnified by the film's three-hour runtime.

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