|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Amadu Mamadakov, Odnyam Odsuren, Amarbold Tuvshinbayar|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Swords and Sandals Films|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||29 Sep 2008|
Most helpful review
Its a docudrama without the voice overBy Possfimh (4 reviews) from Balham , 28 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This really frustrated me. I saw it before the reviews came out, so I had no preconceptions.
The problem with it, is that is is empty... the set pieces are grand but.. there is nothing linking them.. Genkis' tale is one of apparent birthright arrogance... there is no insight into how he raised his massive armies... they just appear with him the leader, he doesn't really proving his worth on screen.
The love story feels like it was written by a monk who may have once had a prepubescent romance and the performances are un-emotive (which no reviews picked up on).
Don't believe the hype the only thing this managed to do blow a lot of russian culture incentive bucks. The only reason I believe it had award nominations was to fill a quota to assist east-west relations.
It's the kind of thing you should expect to see in a docu-drama. I was half expecting the start of every episodic chapter to have a beardy historian pop up ,and run me through a documentary style CGI family tree and tactical war strategy.
I gave it two stars because it's better than Nightwatch...
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A cinematic master pieceBy Big__Al (22 reviews) , 18 Apr 2013Beautifully shot film with stunning cinematography. I suppose there was a little too much emphasis on the romantic angle, as I expected it to be much more of a war film. However, it was refreshing to see the man behind the legend how he came to be such a fearsome individual. Needs to be watched on a large TV with TrueHD surround sound to be fully appreciated,
Sensitive barbarianBy Ferry41 (223 reviews) from Oxford , 17 Dec 2012Well done film about Genghis Khan giving background to him as a man with a story rather than simply a savage barbarian raping and pillaging Europe. The screenplay glosses over detail, and it is not entirely clear how he reaches the top so quickly. Nonetheless it gives insight into Mongolian culture and sheds a new light on this epic figure.
Genghis KhanBy NinjaT (7 reviews) , 29 Aug 2012I enjoyed watching this movie. Battle scenes were done really well, some may find some scenes to be a bit gory.
Another country, another storyBy a customer , 14 May 2012I really enjoyed this film - not having noticed it was sub-titled. It was a romantic love story with fantastic scenery.
The making of a mongol warrior.By gingerspike (410 reviews) from Grimsby , 04 May 2012This film, telling the story of the early years of Genghis Khan, is an enjoyable and entertaining enough film, but there was nothing special about it. I expected more upon first seeing the trailer. I also thought it was a little slow and drawn out in places. A watchable film, just not the exciting epic I was expecting.