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      Admiral

      Released Mar 11, 2016 2 hr. 2 min. History Drama Biography War List
      67% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Adm. Michiel de Ruyter (Frank Lammers) commands the Dutch fleet against the English navy in the 17th century. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 11 Buy Now

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      Audience Member This movie is awful. The acting is so bad. The storyline lacks any depth and the characters of the historical figures are utterly flat.I am always amazed at how it is possible that a director does not see these things. I mean it's a historical drama but the language spoken is utterly 21st century Dutch. The main character Frank Lammers's character as Michiel de Ruyter is totally superficial lacking any passion and shows us nothing as to what kind of man the protagonist was.Of course, it's a Dutch movie so we will be seeing a tit or two flying about for no purpose whatsoever. The slow-mo shots of f.i the sea-wars get so boring because they are merely gimmicks to show off what's possible with cinematography nowadays but..a movie like this is fun to watch...you'll roll of your couch laughing....maybe that's the power of this monster? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member LOVED this show even with subtitles! So much action it was easy to follow, definitely on my re-watch list!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member An unexpected treat. It looks amazing and the naval battles are great. And there's a lot of them. Also good to see a lead actor who doesn't fit the Hollywood mould. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Good historical drama Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member GTK another piece of western history involving the war between British Empire and the Dutch. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/23/18 Full Review Audience Member Frank Lammers is such an unappealing man. Every time his wife (played by Sanna Langelaar) had to kiss him I wondered if the actress was getting a bonus check because she sure deserved one. So unappealing. Also he's no great shakes as an actor. The rest of the cast outshone him. The aforementioned Langelaar (who still deserves that extra money), Barry Atsma as the doomed-to-be-eaten Johan de Witt, even Egert-Jan Weeber's Wilhelm was a more complex character. I also wasn't very impressed with the filming of the battle scenes. Just a bunch of wood chips being tossed around. The ending was so heavy handed with all the slow motion shots of cannon balls. On the plus side Sanna had some amazing hairstyles I was quite envious of. A tip of the hat to the hairstylist on this work. And the costumes were quite nice. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Robert Abele Los Angeles Times There's barely enough time to develop De Ruyter as a character in his own movie, or even successfully explain his war strategies. Mar 10, 2016 Full Review Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy Acting is pretty strong. Even the supporting acts are filled by often internationally known actors as Derek de Lint and Rutger Hauer, and Charles Dance shows up as a gleefully evil decadent English King (think Tywin Lannister with French hookers) Jan 10, 2020 Full Review Gary Garrison The Playlist For all the elements that don't mesh naturally, "Admiral" still manages to be intermittently engaging and fitfully exciting. Rated: B- Mar 12, 2016 Full Review Nathanael Hood The Young Folks Frank Lammers gives a surprisingly understated performance as Michiel de Ruyter. Though he has his moments of fury and agony, his usual countenance is one of weariness and concealment. Rated: 6/10 Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews The dialog talks down a little to the viewers who are intended in large part to be school students, but it pays the viewer back in thrilling visual images. Rated: 8/10 Feb 16, 2016 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Perfunctory historical Dutch bio-pic benefiting from epic scale and impressive lead performances. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 2, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Adm. Michiel de Ruyter (Frank Lammers) commands the Dutch fleet against the English navy in the 17th century.
      Director
      Roel Reiné
      Screenwriter
      Alex van Galen, Lars Boom
      Distributor
      XLrator Media
      Production Co
      AVROTROS, Farmhouse Film & TV
      Genre
      History, Drama, Biography, War
      Original Language
      Dutch
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 11, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
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