The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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It's an entertaining movie, but the second act felt a bit lackluster compared to the first. Connery and Caine are fine in their roles and it's not hard to see why both of them claim they enjoyed making this movie more than any other.
Tedious, meandering and most of all entirely predictable. I enjoy watching movies with sympathetic characters because they make me invested in the plot, they give me someone to care about, to identify with or root for. This movie starred two great actors as two dislikable, selfish pricks which made me not care at all what happened to either of them. Also, it has a framing story (starring Christopher Plummer) which does nothing except give away the entire last act (for anyone able to put two and two together). This kind of storytelling is just plain boring.
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This movie ranks #130 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #157 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #556 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #748 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #785 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?