Sharpe's Challenge details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Padma Lakshmi, Toby Stephens|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Romance, Television|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 May 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Poor. Not for anyone who has read the booksBy Doogie (2 reviews) from Coventry , 08 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]It's nice to see Sharpe back.
But why, oh why, oh why destroy it with this feeble offering?
This production is made using the first 3 Bernard Cornwall Sharpe books. A bit from here, a bit there and a bit made up. I've always thought the beauty of the Sharpe series was it's routes being based in TRUE history. This program is utter rubbish.
Sharpe starts off being summoned before Wellington and being told to settle some Indian uprising that's going on and since Sharpe's wife, Lucielle, has died and another British officer is out there (guess who?) Sharpe decides to revisit his past.
We have a flashback to 20 years earlier (Sean Bean, not looking a day younger - why not use a younger actor?) to a massacre where Sharpe first meets Major Dodd. Dodd escapes and turns up again to fight Sharpe in a battle that somewhat resembles what happened to Sharpe in Seringapatam - Swap Hakeswill for Bickerstaff and Lawford for Harper - unfortunatly these swaps don't work out and lead to situations which don't entirely make sense - if you're paying attention.
It would've been a million times better had it been narrated by Sean Bean and we could have been more true to the books (and history) and have a young Sharpe played by someone else.
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Sharpe's last episodeBy Warren1664 (2 reviews) , 30 May 2012I enjoyed watching sharpe's challenge it's light entertainment easy to follow. Its a shame they haven't made any more. I would watch it again.
Goodbye SharpeyBy Johnny39 (19 reviews) from Sheffield , 14 May 2012I am a fan of the Sharpe series, even though the fighting scenes are a bit rubbish, you can't help love the character of Sharpe and his men, what a classic.
This latests edition was ok, I couldn't help the feeling that old Sharpey was a bit lost without his men. Didn't have the same buzz to this one, though I would say it was a good fairwell to this brilliant classic.
Worth the watch to all Sharpe Fans
Not Sharpe's bestBy Chrisaljack (413 reviews) from Hellingly , 04 Mar 2012Sharpe's back after a ten year gap - but while it is typical of his previous adventures this offering is not nearly one of his best. If you are a Sharpe fan then you will enjoy this, but if you are not already a fan this is unlikely to make you one!
sharpeBy GMac1965 (7 reviews) from Belfast , 06 Mar 2009must see for sharpe fans, waiting for sharpes peril!
ooooooooooooooo sssseeeeeeaaaaaannnnnnn.....By Munky Nuts from Treetop Mountain , 05 Dec 2008The old trickster is back and looking more rugged and handsome than ever! If only I was gay or a woman I would be in my element! Great to see the old tunics turned out again rampaging around the world!