The only thing I don't get is how this gem only makes it to 84 in the top 100. Great dialogue, fantastic characters, well-acted, a fun story. This movie would be a classic if only for Wallace Shawn... Read moreas the Sicilian, but throw in Billy Crystal's "miraculous" turn, and Mandy Patinkin's brilliant delivery of "Hallo, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" and you have cinema gold. Just make sure you also read the book!
Our best guess for you: 3.9 stars
Average of 4326 ratings: 3.9 Stars
Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair. - True love has never been a snap.
A young boy (Fred Savage), bedridden with the flu, is less than thrilled when his grandfather (Peter Falk) arrives to read him the Princess Bride - a fairytale adventure passed on by grandfathers and fathers to their sons and grandsons, generation after generation.
As this tale of true love unfolds, the boy is drawn into the wonders of the fairytale kingdom of Florin, the adventures of Buttercup (Robin Wright) (the most beautiful woman in the world) and Westley (Cary Elwes) (the man she loves). With an evil prince, three almost-evil henchmen, some killer rats, long lost loves returning from the dead, and a bit of torture, you couldn't possibly call THIS a kissing book!
- Cary Elwes, Peter Falk, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Peter Cook, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, Mel Smith, Andre Roussimoff
- Rob Reiner
- Fantasy , Children & Family , Family Adventure , Ages 8-10 , Ages 11-12