Morituri

1965

Action / Drama / Thriller

145
IMDb Rating 7 10 2,793

Synopsis


Downloaded 10,302 times
March 31, 2019

Director

Cast

George Takei as Soldier in Hospital
Marlon Brando as Napoleon Bonaparte
Wilhelm von Homburg as Souteneur
Yul Brynner as L'huissier / Court usher
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
1010.1 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.93 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
123 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Danimal-7 9 / 10 / 10

Why hasn't anybody ever heard of this movie?

I stumbled across MORITURI in a Virginia Blockbuster; I've never seen it for rent anywhere else. I noticed that it had Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner, so I thought it had to be worth a try. And so I saw what turned out to be one of the top 20 World War II movies I've ever seen. That's right, up there with PATTON, THE YOUNG LIONS, and the like. Brando plays Robert Crain, who is assigned to go undercover on board a German freighter transporting a cargo of rubber to the war zone. He must impersonate a Nazi to do this, and must face some hard choices as to how cruel he can be to appear realistic. Brynner is Muller, the captain of the freighter who has accepted the job as his last chance to save his career in the German merchant marine. He is fair and compassionate and must rein in the fanatical Nazi second-in-command that his superiors have appointed for him. En route, the freighter picks up the survivors of a U-boat, including Esther (Janet Margolin) a beautiful young concentration camp survivor who is so brimming with hatred and vengefulness that she can no longer even accept human compassion. Brando is very good in his role, but he is completely upstaged by Brynner, who gives the performance of a lifetime. His conflict, between his patriotism and self-preservation on the one side and the vileness of what the Nazis are doing to him and to his country on the other, is marvelously realized. The movie also features a beautiful exchange between Brando and one of the passengers - "I was a political prisoner." "Falsely accused, of course." "No. Not falsely accused." (smiles). I have a soft spot for movies where adversaries come to respect each other, and MORITURI is one of the best of that type. Good luck finding this movie. It's a true diamond in the rough. Rating: ***1/2 out of ****.

Reviewed by MoreLord 8 / 10 / 10

Cool, slick little gem that has been overlooked

Morituri is by no means a flawless masterpiece, but it is a good film. The problem is, because of a somewhat intricate plot you have to watch it a couple of times to understand it. Some parts of the film are dull, especially some of the engine room scenes where there is relative silence--only the noise of the engine room is heard, but it is also gripping at times. I decided to give this film another shot-and I'm glad I did. I found that it is quite interesting, after you watch it a couple of times you understand the purpose of Brando's character in the film. He is great in this film, his accent is flawless and he looks just great--I wish he would have done more action-oriented films. The cinematography is also great, and I absolutely loved the musical score. Hopefully, people will give this movie a chance and see that Brando did do a few good films in the 60's and stop giving him a bum rap.

Reviewed by wahoodoss-1 8 / 10 / 10

Like another reviewer asks, "Why haven't I heard of this?"

I don't mean to be repetitive but I stumbled onto this film at my local video rental store just like one of the other reviewers wrote. I'd never heard of it before. A movie with both Yul Brynner and Marlon Brando. A war movie at that. And I'd never heard of it. Not that I'm a super movie buff but at least I think that this is one I would have come across at some point. Anyway, it's a great film about the conflicts between duty and beliefs. Each character is on a mission not of their making or preference. Each actor does a great job of portraying the difficulty in taking on a task one would rather not have to do. This one is worth watching. I give it an 8.

Read more IMDb reviews

0 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment