A film with a very high and magical potential, but it all seems to disappear toward the end. It's weird, the film starts beautifully and ends beautifully, but the middle seems to be missing. A curse set upon two medieval lovers turns one into a hawk during the day and one into a wolf at night. Matthew Broderick, an escaped prisoner, does all he can to break this curse and to let these two lovers meet again. The film succeeds at making the film enchanting, but does not succeed at carrying out the enchantment until the end. It almost seems as if 30 minutes was cut out somewhere because there is little plot that carries it to the end. Worth it to people who love medieval fantasies.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern, John Wood, Alfred Molina

Directed by:

Richard Donner


1986 fantasy/romance

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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