Hornblower - Loyalty details
|Starring:||Jamie Bamber, John Schrapnel, Estelle Skornik, Greg Wise, Samuel West, Anthony Sher, Julia Sawalha, Robert Lindsay, Ioan Gruffudd, Lorcan Cranitch, Peter Vaughan, Paul McGann|
Hornblower - Loyalty
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||13 Oct 2003|
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Can't Go Wrong With This Cast!By a customer from Northamptonshire , 26 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Hornblower! What more is there to say!
An absolutly sterling cast, brilliant storyline, great locations and the seductive seafaring way of life into the bargain!
Oh yes, and Ioan Gruffudd as the icing on the cake!!!
He really is superb in this epic series as Hornblower. What a coup for the casting team, along with Robert Lindsay as his testy Commander! (I'm afraid that even now I still see the odd flash of Citizen Smith in his performance - his first great charactersation of many!)
This episode sees poor old Horatio realise that honor does not come as standard with all men in His Majesty's Royal Navy.
That women will use a man's honor mercilessly to get him exactly where they want him is obviously unthinkable to this fine, upstanding young gentleman, who only ever sees the good in in the fairer sex rather than the cuning side of their nature.
Bless him - his face really is a picture at the end of this one when he realises that he has been outmanouvered into asking a lowly wench to marry him, and then wonders 'Oh my God, what have I done?'
I can't wait for the next episode to be sent.
My only real quandry in all of this is why we don't see Ioan alot more either on the small or large screne. He is a consumate actor (other than when acting with 102 dalmation puppies - but I blame the script more than the actor on that one!) - perhaps he should change his agent?! In any case, more Ioan is definatly required!!!
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loyaltyBy mark leather from secret , 18 Apr 2009EXCELLENT.VERY WELL MADE AND I HOPE THE REST OF THE SERIES IS AS GOOD
HORNBLOWER-LOYALTYBy WODDY (15 reviews) from St. Leonards-on-Sea , 04 Apr 2009THIS IS A MASTER PICE IN THE FILM INDUSTRY
BrilliantBy kolaboy (114 reviews) from Reading , 20 Mar 2009Has everything in romance, lots of action great plot I wish they would make more.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I love this series. Ok, it's obviously been done on a budget (although not as tiny as 'Sharpe' where battles are regularly fought with only thirty soldiers per side). This is British telly, not Hollywood film. But Ioann Gruffud's (that's probably spelt wrong, sorry) portrayal of Hornblower is very true to the books and this episode, like the others, relies on strong characterisation as much as a compelling plotline. Thrilling stuff, highly recommended. Perfect cast, wonderful acting, great script.
Hornblower and the FrenchBy a customer from Exeter, England , 21 Feb 2007A movie that is easy to watch and perfect for that early Sunday evening when you have had a busy weekend. The acting is good enough for this sort of movie and the story delightfully far fetched with fairly obvious clues as to the baddy!