Zorba The Greek details
|Starring:||Anthony Quinn, Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, Alan Bates, Anthony Quinn/ Alan Bates|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Zorba The Greek
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 May 2005|
Most helpful review
A CLASSIC - LOVED ITBy a customer from Sunny Wolverhampton On Sea , 15 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]First of all, I must say that I am biased as I love Greece and the Greek people.
Zorba is a classic, filmed in and around Hania in 1964.
It gives a wonderful insight into village life 40 years ago - although the hounding and murder of the beautiful widow (Irene Papas) and the pillaging of the Ritz Hotel after the death of Madame Hortense were disturbing.
Anthony Quinn gives a masterly performance as the happy go lucky Zorba - anyone who goes to Greece regularly will recognize many endearing (and some annoying) Greek characteristics.
Alan Bates plays a typical Englishman abroad, who mellows after his time spent in Greece.
One of the scenes with Zorba and Mme Hortense was a little long winded and tedious, but all in all a truly masterful Classic Film that needs to be revisited and enjoyed every so often.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (4) Yes |
- No (3)
TimelessBy a customer from Hove , 03 Mar 2009Beautiful movie. Makes you think about life and human nature.
high expectations not entirely metBy a customer from sambourne , 09 Feb 2009Both leading men played well. Anthony Quinn is always a pleasure of course but the other chap held his end up very well. It wasn't a wow of a movie and i can understand if some might find it a tad tedious but there was a thread of humour throughout the film and also one of interesting character traits, that kept it watchable for me. I'd love to see a remake though. Overall, slow but engaging, would go well with a bottle of something.
DreadfulBy a customer from SOMERSET , 23 Nov 2008The only thing good about the film is the Zorba the Greek music. I like Anthony Quinn who acts superbly. However, the story is bizarre, barbaric and banal. The visciousness seems pointless. The local people are portrayed as murderous, stupid and thieving. I am sure this paints the wrong image of the people. Quite simply I felt sick after watching this film. Such a shame. I wish someone could explain to me what the film was trying to portray. That the film should have won awards is beyond belief.
Very close to being a real winner..............By a customer from Out in The Sticks, England , 21 Nov 2008but why did the village round on the lovely girl?
Zorba the GreekBy wcardew (3 reviews) from London , 14 Jun 2008Alan Bates and Anthony Quinn are very good in this. The story is about the relationship between the two men against a backdrop of rural Crete in the 60s.